Can we eliminate operator cruft this way ?
Like all the shite that gets bundled from 3, Vodafone, EE (the worst) and O2 ???
If so, sign me up.
Google has said it will begin allowing its enterprise customers to purchase pre-configured Android smartphones and other devices that will ship with corporate policies and settings already in place. The Mountain View ads giant said the feature, dubbed "Zero Touch Enrollment" would make it far easier for companies to get full …
No WiFi calling
If you are referring to WiFi calling using the operator assigned number - sorry, I do not see why I should be sponsoring cost savings for the operator. If they want to put less masts at my expense and provide less coverage using WiFi as an excuse, the only answer I am incline to give is - NO PASARAN.
If you are referring to VOIP and WiFi calling in general, my phones have been perfectly capable of that feat for nearly a decade now and it has been nearly a decade since I bought the last operator phone. They are all unlocked, SIM-free and all of them very happily hook up back to my SIP PBX using SIP TLS and sRTP over WiFi.
You've never used it internationally then, have you? Being able to call home without incurring international rates simply by using a hotspot (especially when the destination number will ONLY talk to a domestic number), at no additional charge, has saved my bacon on more than one occasion.
And no PBX required. No third-party subscriptions. And I can still use my root-aware apps.
PS. You still haven't replied re: visual voicemail, which is ALWAYS carrier-specific because voicemail runs on carrier servers. I've yet to see an MVNO that allows Visual Voicemail (because 9 times out of 10 they don't allow call forwarding, either, preventing third-party voicemails from working).
That's all well and good but what about availability of other mundane things like security updates?
These things matter to Corporate IT you know...
If google are going to offer this sort of package then they need to do it properly. Doing only half a job won't cut it in Corporate IT Land.
"Google has said it will begin allowing its enterprise customers to purchase pre-configured Android smartphones and other devices that will ship with corporate policies and settings already in place."
With customised added G-centric data slurping ad slinging software for you the product's enhanced security and user experience ? ...
Call me a cynical old b*stard if you like.
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