Motorola adds 3 new Android devices

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Updated Oct 4, 2013

Motorola Solutions, Inc., a provider of mission-critical communication and services for enterprise and government customers, announced three enterprise mobile computers running the most popular version of the Android operating system (OS) supported by new Extensions (Mx) by Motorola Solutions security features and the fourth generation of RhoMobile Suite’s cross-platform development framework.

Motorola says the new set of technologies and development tools will help businesses adapt, enhance, integrate and secure the Android OS for enterprise customers.

Motorola’s new Android-based mobile devices are the ET1, MC40 and MC67 enterprise mobile computers running the Jelly Bean version of the Android OS and fortified with Mx enhancements.

  • The Jelly Bean version of the Android OS provides new features important to enterprises including security enhancements, better graphics support and improved logging and support capabilities.
  • Motorola mobile computers with the Android OS can run Android applications that have been developed natively or with alternative frameworks such as RhoMobile Suite.
  • Motorola provides a full software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to develop and integrate enterprise data capture features on Motorola’s Android-based mobile computers.

Extensions (Mx) by Motorola Solutions

Mx is a suite of security, device management and performance extensions that have been added to the standard Android OS to make it ready for the enterprise. With Mx, IT administrators can strictly enforce which business applications are allowed to run on a device, and mobile device management (MDM) vendors can provide real-time remote management control.

Mx infuses Motorola Android-based mobile computers with enterprise-class data capture features as well as fast and intelligent pre-emptive roaming and edge awareness to provide mobile workers with a superior wireless experience.

RhoMobile Suite 4.0

RhoMobile Suite 4.0 is the next generation of cross-platform development tools that help businesses mobilize their workers, no matter what OS, device and technology is in their hands.

  • Developers can write, integrate, host and manage applications that work across platforms — including new support for iOS7 and Windows Phone 8 — on both consumer and enterprise devices.
  • RhoMobile Suite 4.0 simplifies the development process by creating a common single set of APIs for both JavaScript and Ruby that extend across all device types and operating systems. Now JavaScript developers can build RhoMobile apps and easily integrate them into device capabilities, Motorola says.