Google rolls out admin tools for mobile Apps users

Google has rolled out a new set of management tools for its Enterprise Google Apps customers that give administrators significant control over mobile devices linked to their accounts.

In a post on the company's official enterprise blog, software engineer Bryan Mawhinney reports that the new functionality allows those with administrative privileges on an enterprise-level Google Apps account to oversee their users' devices, including remotely wiping a lost or stolen device, locking a phone after a given period of inactivity, and setting arbitrary policies on passwords, such as minimum length and character requirements.

According to Mahwinney, the newly-release tools are compatible with Google Apps for the iPhone, Windows Mobile, and Nokia S series phones--but not, notably, for Android, for which the search giant asks its users to "stay tuned."

This story, "Google rolls out admin tools for mobile Apps users" was originally published by Macworld.

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