Your work and personal life on Android will now be separate because Google’s making Android more remote-work friendly. The androids parent company will add a Work Profile tool for Android, that will let users hide their work apps and data with the flip of a switch.
With this update, users can keep their personal phone use safe from their work profile. This will enable them to keep their work and personal life separate and easy to manage.
According to a blog post from Google, currently, this feature is limited to phones that are managed by companies. And Google says it’ll start to become available to normal people using Google Workspace in 2022.
Your work and personal life on Android will now be separate
The focus on security, combined with the other improvements, makes it seem like the company is focusing on making Android OS suitable for a future where many of us work remotely.
Google is also working with identity and single sign-on providers Ping, Okta, and Forgerock. These features will improve security when users access their company’s content. Google wants users to authenticate in its Custom Tabs system, rather than a WebView.
This makes the experience faster for employees and allows providers like Okta to access more of the phone’s security information.
Google’s focus on security includes pushing the Android Management API that comes with Android’s recommended requirements set by default and lets enterprises get new features quickly, doesn’t just talk, either.
Let’s see how things work out when this new update hits mobile users across the globe and if they are able to cope with the new features. Do let us know your experience if you have used Google workspace. Or if you are currently using it by commenting below.
Other users will have to wait until the update starts rolling out commercially.