‘Android for Work’ will let personal and corporate apps live in harmony

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During Google I/O, Google’s Sundar Pichai revealed that, if you’re in the corporate workforce, you no longer need separate devices to splut up your corporate applications from your personal applications when the Android L launches.

While there will still be data separation underneath, so that your personal information doesn’t intermingle with your work information, personal and corporate applications can now live on the same device. According to Pichai, companies do not need to modify existing apps to have them live on the same device. This functionality will be included with the Android L release, though it will be back-ported to devices that run Ice Cream Sandwich and above.

In addition, companies can now do bulk purchases and deployment of apps. Lastly, Google announced that Samsung contributed code for Knox to regular Android. Knox is Samsung’s enterprise mobile security solution.