Apple’s been working hard to chip away at RIM’s lead in the enterprise over the last couple years by beefing up iOS’ IT policy management chops in ways that traditionally only BlackBerry (and the now-marginalized Windows Phone 6.5 / Windows Embedded Handheld platform) have excelled at, but Motorola — a company that’s got virtually 100 percent of its skin in the Android game — would obviously like to see that change. To that end, it acquired a little company called 3LM (that’s “Three Laws of Mobility”) last year that’s been working on an enterprise management platform for Android, and it appears they’ve pulled off a bit of a coup — not only will its parent company be supporting it on devices starting in the second quarter of the year, but devices from competitors like HTC, Sharp, Sony Ericsson, and Pantech are on board, too. A standard software package for this sort of thing is just what IT bosses like to see — and it could be Android’s most dangerous strike yet on the enterprise side of the market. Follow the break for Moto’s press release.
Motorola subsidiary 3LM to offer enterprise-class device management for Android; HTC, Sony Ericsson, others on board originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.