09-20-2013 06:55 AM
I have just received a new HP Slate 21 and I a staggered that its not compatable with the "Google Apps Device Policy" app. I can see this being a very nice option for my 200 device estate (all based in branch offices), but the only way it can be managed is with Google Apps, can anyone tell me when this will be able to use the device policy app?
09-20-2013 07:38 AM
Hello Kieron_W, Welcome to the HP Support Community!
Best explanation of incompatibility would be the lack of a GPS chip in the device. Difficult to self-locate without one.
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09-20-2013 07:51 AM
I think thats a very plausable explaination but it has some far reaching implications for Android as a potential enterprise OS. No one in enterprise is going to embrace Android on the desktop without being able to manage their estate in an Active Directory type manner with group policies. As far as I could see this device was going to compliment my Google Apps Domain brilliantly and enable me to remove lots of Windows and OSX based machines which are completely unnecessary now everything goes on in a web browser. The wheels just came off that idea though!
09-21-2013 02:35 PM
The real issue is that IT is going to want *one* method for controlling Android devices. Google should provide that and just inform the user "this device cannot be auto-located because it lacks a GPS chip."
The slate 21 and the slatebook x2 have potential for IT deployment. HP might want to plug this gap is Google is not going to.