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Afaria client configuration and which android device(phone&tablet) is best

Hi ,

We would like to configure Afaria (only  for android devices)..please suggest the best android tablet and phone that will support the below features and how to configure the same

1)Restriction  and download of applications which are not corporate

2)Restriction of google play store

3)restriction of  dialing phone calls(if possible)

4)restriction of downloading contacts(if possible)

5)restriction of media functions

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    Jul 22, 2015 at 08:34 AM

    Dear Karthik,

    Thank you for reaching out to SAP Community Network.

    The best Android devices that supports the mentioned features is the SAMSUNG SAFE and LG DEVICES.

    1)Restriction  and download of applications which are not corporate - Go to Admin UI -> Android Config Policy -> LG/Samsung SAFE -> Restriction Policy -> Check the features available

    2)Restriction of Google play store -> Go to Admin UI -> Android Config Policy -> Samsung SAFE -> Application Policy -> Check the feature "Enable Google Play™ Store Application" to NO.

    3)restriction of  dialing phone calls(if possible) -> We can restrict the user to make phone calls by selecting this option in "Allow Non-Emergency Calls in Samsung SAFE devices -> Restriction Policy

    4)restriction of downloading contacts(if possible) -> This option is not really available but can be restricted by disabling the Backup and SD Card in Samsung SAFE device -> Restriction policy

    5)restriction of media functions -  Go to Admin UI -> Android Config Policy ->Samsung SAFE -> Application Policy -> Check "Enable Youtube" to NO and can disable "Media Player" in Samsung SAFE -> Restriction Policy

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Sushmitha

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  • Jul 22, 2015 at 08:29 AM

    Please, have a look at Afaria product manuals:

    SAP Afaria 7 SP5 On Premise – SAP Help Portal Page

    In particular, in Device Management, from pages 61 you can see the list of features that can be enabled/disabled for Samsung SAFE devices.

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    Jul 22, 2015 at 08:31 AM

    Dear Karthik,

    The Android devices with the widest range of restriction and application options are Samsung SAFE devices.

    1) It is possible to restrict application install by a black/white list

    2) Google Play Store can be disabled

    3) It is not possible to restrict phone numbers

    4) It is not possible to restrict contacts

    5) There is also a wide range of restriction options for WiFi, Roaming, SD card, camera etc.

    LG devices offers also Restricton and Application polcies with lesser options than Samsung SAFE.

    Kind regards

    Volker Saier

    SAP Active Global Support

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