In Android Enterprise Partner summit 2020 have announced support for zero-touch provisioning starting from Android Pie (9) devices, preview coming in September 2020.
Zero-touch is a very usefull feature in Android Enterprise.
In effect, zero-touch configuration is the modern method to easily and fast deploy whole fleets of Android devices, eliminating waste of time.
What’s new in 2020 zero-touch?
Thanks to a Google Services update during the Startup wizard, all the current devices running Android 9 will support zero-touch provisioning.
Since the start of the collaboration between Knox Platform and Android Enterprise, we have seen a lot of cooperation between Samsung an Google, to bring better Android support into the enterprises.
Samsung launched Knox Mobile Enrollment before zero-touch service powered by Google. After years, finally, Samsung devices will be configured in either ways, giving priority to KME provisioning.
Later this year, Android zero-touch portal will be updated too with a new integration for EMM consoles.
From the EMM consoles, with a simple click an admin will be able to import the Android zero-touch configuration automatically and assign that to all devices.
More info are available here.
Chimpa MDM is an EMM validated by Google and Samsung Knox, it supports:
- zero-touch enrollment
- Android versions 5 to 11
- Full Device Management
- Work Profile Management
- Dedicated (Single Purpose) Device Management (COSU)
- Corporate-Owned-Personally-Enabled (COPE) Management
- OEM Device Management (without Google Play Services)