Android for Work—Google’s enterprise-focused dual-persona mode for Android—is a great solution for BYODers that need to keep work and personal data separate. Enable it and Android leverages the multi-user framework to you give your work and personal sides separate apps and separate data, while giving admins control over the “work” side of the phone.
When I first checked out Android for Work last year, setup was impossible (just try to find any competing reviews of it out there). Even if you just wanted to see what Android for Work was like, you needed to pay for a Google apps subscription and jump through 10+ screens of IT admin configuration on the Google apps (Now GSuite) dashboard. It was a mess. To try and fix this, Android for Work is launching a demo mode called the “Android Management Experience.”
You can just go to the website, tick a few demo options, install the Management Experience app, scan a QR code, and your phone will kick over into Android for Work mode. From there you can manage the phone through the website.
The website has only a tiny set of the functionality of Android for Work, but it’s enough to give you the idea. You can whitelist app for work mode, enforce policies like passwords and screenshot restrictions, and remote wipe the device.
The project serves its purpose very well—it’s super easy to get Android for Work up and running for demos, which will help with sales pitches to various businesses. And of course the last thing on the control panel page is a “get the full experience” link that hooks you up with a sales rep.