google, technology

evolution of android security updates

android has a huge diversity in os versions, for enterpise is mandatory to provide high security …

arrowread more: mobile os version spread

samsung

launched it’s own EFOTA service to control software update remote to your managed samsung device @samsung

android enterprise recommended

android devices must satisfy numerous requirements, including regular security updates: at least every 90 days, with monthly updates strongly recommended. @google

 

android one

designed by google. smart, secure and simply amazing

devices that run the unmodified android to provide best compatibility and support @google

project treble

restructued android os framework since android 8 to make it easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers to provide updates @google

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be aware of malware
apple, google, technology

right at your thumb

touch has become the main input method, time to think about the best way to utilize it

it’s usually a mistake for the app to take over the decision-making

mobile os vendor successfully implemented ui guidelines – consistent app handling while implementing familiar standards – apple provide tip about do’s and don’ts – to offer great opportunities for engaging apps – apple’s human interface guidelinesgoogle’s material design guidelines

android guide to provide navigation up the hierachy, to parent and ancestor screens – develeopter have to, because some devices don’t have a “home button” anymore
arrow read more about android tips and tricks @madereal

some pattern are universal – a design solution that has proven to work more than once – androidpatterns

leveraging device capabilities vs. mobile first

Tablet thumb zone

all those ui descisions rely on finder friendly design – rule of thumb – larger the screen, the harder it is to take in the whole thing at a glance – responsive design is neccessary to fit all needs – new rule: every desktop design has to go finger-friedly

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gorilla armssteve jobs said – “ergonomically terrible” – “touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical” – but it works, use touch at notebooks in trains, for presentation or layed back at a sofa
arrow read more about how to use touch at macos @madereal

Touch mode hand icon

every desktop ui should be designed for touch now -even microsoft’s office optimize for use with touch – but still optimized not developed

get focus on maximizing usablity

google, innovation

enterprise features of android p

only a few days ahead of google i/o – google’s annual developer conference – may 8-10 – were they will present android p, gmail, android wear 3.0, vr with daydream, google home and maybe more

here are the main feature to be provided to the enterprise – rock solid progression of android enterprise – modifications from other os’s found as well – some cool admin gadgets

work profile user interface

  • Switch apps across profiles

  • Programmatically turn work profiles on or off

lock down any app to a device

  • whitelist and control certain system ui features

support multiple users on dedicated devices

  • multiple users can share a single device, dedicated for a specific purpose, managed via emm

clear package data and remove accounts

new user restrictions and increased control over settings

  • Configure APNs

  • Configure time and timezone

  • Enforce user restrictions on important settings

  • Metered data

migrate dpc

  • handover a device between different emm verdor

postpone over-the-air (ota) updates

  • also possible at ios device since ios 11.3

restrict sharing into a work profile

hardware-secured keys and machine certificates

  • enerated keys never leave the secure hardware and can be used from the android keychain

password blacklist

streamlined qr-code enrollment

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  • wifi profile supported like with ncf enrollment

@google

google, innovation

gmail predict reply to mails

gmail prepares to add nudges that suggests mails to reply to, adding more functionallity also like amp [related post] to add more intelligence

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nudges in general…

proposes positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions to try to achieve non-forced compliance to influence the motives, incentives and decision making

@wikipedia

it is all about to stay productive, either to show mail just from your contacts, sort newsletter or intelligent reply – currently available email apps are unibox, microsoft’s outlook and google’s inbox

update: google presented new features about confidential mode with 2 factor authentication, smart reply and new g suite security features @digitaltrends

google, innovation, technology

amp – accelerated mobile pages

accelerated mobile pages is an open-source standard for any publisher to load pages quickly on mobile devices, supported browser currently are

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amp3google added the ability to the amp header that makes it possible to open or copy the non-amp link, also load a webpage as non-amp with this noamp app

some web developers have expressed concern that google is getting too much say in how the web operates.

@firstpost

the intelligence spreading further with gmail integration, other mail provider can adopt amp as well – a price tag is always up to date, no matter when you open the mail or enter feedback without opening the browser

update: development of a new accelerated Mobile pages (amp) component enabling publishers to acquire user consent is underway and accepting comments.

google, innovation

android go

android go – fit for low-end devices –  comprised of three parts: the operating system, google apps and play store apps reduce memory consumption, less storage required for android os, smaller go-version of basic apps, save mobile data

go2.pnga few year ago google already launched android one to capture “the next billion”, also caused by exploding growth of smartphones sales in india

announced back in december, devices now arrive at mwc as nokia 1, android oreo go installed and about 85$, spec here

sailfish os is already a light operating system, release in version 3, designed to run on devices with less than 1 gb of ram, they now got a huge competitor with google’s android go

google signaled:

let’s go beyond for the next billion

general

ai to secure appstore

google created a news technique to prevent “bad” apps to be published via play store @engadget

the company took down over 700,000 apps that violated play stores policies last year (a 70 percent increase over 2016)

 

google_play_protect

google play protect is already a service to protect android, it is built into every device with google play

apple user are save as well, if they use the apple appstore, there are also just scanned apps approved

google‘s last years app store growth or enterprise protection services @appstore recap

general

google knows

“google knows everything” – bots basically crawl the internet to fill a database, it’s about content, statistics, locations and people’s gender, age, a lot more …

websites use google analytics to optimize their page – ip, browser, os, etc. is reported to google, no personal information transfered, but with this characteristics a template could created – example: when login a forum, specialized to financial advices, you could get extra credit offers or you searched for tenancy law, new flat offerings aren’t displayed – technical feature like ip masking are as save as google take care about their responsibility

… they have the almost ability to predict the future, like:

larry page google founder, alphabet ceo, mentioned “we are no longer living in a mobile-first world, we are in a mobile-only world.” – mobile changed already from second to first screen in web usage

sundar pichaigoogle ceo, said ai is “one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It’s more profound than, I don’t know, electricity or fire,” – ai (artifical intelligence) already found a way in today’s smartphones, it is the biggest tech trend of 2018

about your privacy in google hands – you can have a look what google knows about you at history.google.com/history or display saved passwords facebook also knows o.O

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