microsoft

android apps right on you windows desktop

Microsoft advance it’s Your Phone app, already possible to mirror your notification, photos and messages – for Samsung devices also possible with Link to Windows to mirror the entire screen, now able select with the latest Insider Preview Build 20185 to launch single apps

pin mobile apps to taskbar, Samsung Note20 will even allow running multiple apps, supported devices here

read about other options for non-Samsung devices

google

switching from honor/huawei to samsung … or the state of android usablitiy

in other words, switch from a non-google android to fully supported android, huawei is the parent company of honor, choose because it’s EMUI respectively MagicUI is quite close at iOS Usability, used a lot in the past years

  • Honor 8 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 pro
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Honor P20 Pro

… but not it’s time to turn my back to Huawei/Honor, because:

  • EMUI10 removed “Download” app
  • Battery Optimisation is quite aggressive with required notifications
  • tricky without google play services in the future
  • integration into Windows 10 oder Android Enterprise, leaves space to improve

start the journey a new vendor – several years already owned a Samsung S6 edge (drowned without IP68 protection 😉 – finally choose Samsung S20

this is the second view of Samsungs Flagship smartphone, technical facts could be find else where, just want to focus on the handling

  • download – huawei/honor removed it’s download app, also Samsung don’t offer per default a “download” app, but you could create several shortcuts in “My Files” App right to your homescreen *thumbsup*
  • integration – Samsung expand strategic partnership with Microsoft, buildin “Link to Windows” it just connection to the Windows Your Phone App, available from PlayStore, Samsung Cloud is replaced with Microsoft OneDrive
  • 5G – not required because on it’s way but yet not usable
  • battery – with 4000 mAh, always running low in the early afternoon, “battery optimization” is more strict at Honor/Huawei, but seams to be more effective then generally reduce overall system performance at Samsung
  • max power saving – in worst case there is an option to disable all smart features and leaves just a few app to enhance battery life for basic tasks, camera, telephone – at EMUI it was also possible to select from all installed apps, while Samsung offers just a predefined set (e.g. without brave browser, no telegram but whatsapp!?)
  • multi screen – Samsung offers with it’s build in dex mode an easy way to enhange working from a mobile device attached to a large screen, Honor and Huawei as well, there also other options around
  • dual sim – always use two SIM cards for different coutry’s, both offer the ability to configure settings per sim – at Honor it is easier to jump into SIM-settings with a homescreen shortcut, not possible at Samsung – here is it easier to switch between SIM services from notifiation panel, not possible at honor
  • quick search – swipe down to open device wide search for app, contacts or internet content, Honor/Huawei open search and parallel opens keyboard to start typing – same behaviour at iOS devices, the keyboard automatically launch – your guessing it, i’m missing auto-launch of the keyboard at Samsung’s launcher

apple’s introduced app libary in iOS14 sort all apps, but search needs to be initiated via an additional click, at Samsung it require’s me to use fastfinder app or another launcher

  • unlock – i tested all unlock options available at the market, the dedicated fingerprint is the most reliable and fast option in 2020, inscreen fingerprint quite slow, faceunlock is useless in while wearing a mask or during night in the dark
  • android enterprise – i’m a fan of the profile separation, what a pity that google wasn’t able to provide the same usablity for all vendors – page vs. folder
  • send attachments – like the buildin option to reduce file size when sending an attachement via mail at iOS or EMUI, missed at Samsung

… there are some other pro/con on both sides, this is just a kind of best pratice summary sofar

google

android bloatware in business

android device arrive with alot of preinstalled app like facebook, flipboard, skype and for sure google service (youtube,maps,gmail,etc.) – for private use this is anoying, but for business it is essential to secure the usecase

android enterprise

when enabling Android Enterprise for Kiosk/Company devices, during setup the default apps could be disabled with this switch – PROVISIONING_LEAVE_ALL_SYSTEM_APPS_ENABLED – Samsung offers this with it’s KNOX Mobile Enrollment and google with buildin zero-touch service

be aware that you loose the native camera app if your usecase require one

device management

after your device is enrolled in mobile device managment system (emm, uem or whatever) your able to restrict installed apps by package name, apps differ from device manufaturer and os level, package names also useful to arrange/allow in kiosk setup, for samsung XCover4s these are:

  • com.samsung.android.messaging
  • com.sec.android.app.samsungapps
  • com.samsung.android.calendar
  • com.samsung.android.email.provider
  • com.sec.android.app.myfiles
  • com.sec.android.gallery3d
  • com.sec.android.app.clockpackage.clockpackage
  • com.sec.android.app.clockpackage.alarm.alarmalert
  • com.google.android.gm
  • com.google.android.youtube
  • com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
  • com.sec.android.app.fm
  • com.google.android.apps.maps
  • com.samsung.android.contacts
  • com.samsung.android.dialer
  • com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
  • com.sec.factory.camera
  • com.sec.android.app.camera
  • com.sec.android.app.clockpackage
  • com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
  • com.microsoft.skydrive
  • com.facebook.katana

adb tools

remove bloatware from a single device or find from from a reference device locally connected

  1. install USB drivers for your device
  2. download & install ADB tools
  3. enable Developer Options & USB debugging
  4. plug in your device into the computer
  5. open a terminal and type: adb devices
  6. will return the ID of your device
  7. in adb shell with: adb shell
  8. list all installed packages: pm list packages
  9. to remove packages type: pm uninstall -k -user 0 <package name>

take care to not disable system critical apps of android, check here

general

second screen – how to multi screen | updated

let’s check how to use display content at a second screen to raise productivity, there are several options to enlarge your screen, the power of your mobile device is most of the time enough to serve multi screen

windows

project, duplicate, extend are availabe options when hit windows key + p to open up charms bar with available options to display wired connected to hdmi or wireless adapter via miracast

macos

to add an unwired further screen like an ipad, android, windows or even another mac – use airdisplay or interesting as a hardware solution lunadisplay

since macos catalina the sidecar extend screen natively with iPad

2019-10-07 21_07_16-macOS Catalina is available today - Apple

huawei

got it’s own desktop mode when connected via hmdi to a tv, attach keyboard, show presentation direct from your mobile or mirror your mobile screen wireless to miracast or chromecast

windows phone

continuum is/was a clever system, but HP Elite X3 was the latest device to support it, microsoft finally quite the phone project

read more about ..

2019-10-07 21_11_45-mirroring, casting, streaming, etc. – madereal – enterprise mobility – innovatio

samsung

offers wir dex a hadware adapter to connect you samsung mobile to your monitor, keyboard, etc. – looks like combinded version of huawei and continuun, intersting to access from mobile device via dex dock to virtual desktop

blackberry

blend seamlessly brings messaging and content that’s on your blackberry smartphone to your desktop and tablet

anycast

if the is no build in solution, this is problalby the best way that support airplay, miracast, dlna up and up to 4k in a single device

dualscreen

Galaxy-Fold_main1this trend driven further since microsoft shortly announced the android powered surface duo and surface neo both with a buildin second screen – samsung already released a dualscreen device with it’s fold, huawei will maybe following

innovation, technology

… not in june

everyone is promising what to wait for, but not in this article – we’re ahead of big upcoming technology – it’s may 2019, but as mention in the title not in june

Samsung Fold

Samsung already presented one of the first foldable phones, but seam to struggle with the folding mechanics @androidauthority


Huawei OS

Since the ban of Huawei devices, their pushing “plan b”, what is necessary for there announced but not released device Matex and Honor20(Pro) @techradar


iOS13

At WWDC Apple will demonstrate iOS13 with it’s features, like dark mode, but release probably in late summer @macrumors


Blackberry Messenger

the messenging service is about to shutdown and will not available until june @slashgear

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

 

update: what enterprise devices already got, will privided to all android devices – google mandates two years of security updates for popular phones in new android contract

 

android
be aware of malware

apple, technology

dual-sim

travelling between two countries or managing dual persona at the same device

in enterpise those solutions are quote interesting, provide full flexibility with just one device

  • Android support DUAL-SIM/MULTIPLE SIM cards in API since ANDROID 5.1
  • Samsung KNOX support Enterprise billing on dual SIM devices

  • first dual-sim phone was the benefon twin in 2000, sim card needs to be selected at phone launch
  • 2003 dual-adapter became popular, but it was still not possible to use both at the same time
  • several chinese device spotted beginning 2006, samsung’s first dual-sim device d880 was released in 2007
  • 2012 Nokia released a cheap nokia 101
  • beginning 2014 microsoft provied dual-sim devices 530 and 630

read more: huawei’s flagship devices with dual sim

  • update: 12.09.2018 apple released iPhone XR, XS and XS Max , all got dual-SIM capabilities, one will be a physical SIM card and the other an eSIM (embedded SIM), a chinese only device will hold two physical cards
  • hopefully those solutions are from the past

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general

ehealth

after almost any other industry already adopted enterprise mobilty to close the gap of information to improve productivity and optimize efficiency

health sector has a huge change to gain advantage of enterprise mobility, secure communication and exchange of information – imagine that a hospital can access patient data even when he’s still in ambulance – could you believe that forms are still to filled in on paper

to force this improvement and to ensure privacy the general conditions are written down in law, additionally each personal data needs to be compliant to gdpr (dsgvo) from may 2018

novaalert10

use case – with novalink it is possible to preplace pager devices with intelligent smartphones, doctor’s get the information where and what kind of emergency direct at the display, even it could located with bluetooth beacons, with samsung xcover devices you get a complete solution with thread alarm if attacked by someone

ehealth @germany @switzerland

general

under-glass fingerprint

update3.0: vivo and huawei phones use optical technology to scan the fingerprint through the display, samsung presented a prototype of the company’s ultrasonic fingerprint reader

update2.0: samsung’s s10 should get in screen fingerprint reader, like vivo and at the same time iphone like face recognition

update: samsung’s s9 still not provided in-screen fingerprint reader, vivo updated with dual fingerprint scanner

since samsung had to replace the 2. camera to place with the fingerprint sensor, because couldn’t provide under-glass fingerprint in S8 – vivo is the first company to reveal this feature, while S9 will launch in about one month

more @ androidauthority – see this detailed hands-on of 9to5google @ youtube