Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on Motorola mobile devices

Motorola ET1 a MC40Motorola released innovated ET1 enterprise tablets ET1 and MC40 Wi-Fi terminals. The innovation consist in operating system Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean). ET1 and MC40 with Jelly Bean have new product numbers.

Original devices with Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) can be upgraded:

  • The upgrade is free of charge if the customer has a valid service contract. In such a case request the upgrade on Technical Support website. Motorola offers also upgrades in service center.
  • Devices not covered by a service contract may be upgraded with additional charge.

Main improvements of Android 4.1.1 are the follwoing:

  • Enhanced performance & faster processing – e.g., an application running on the device with Jelly Bean will typically execute faster than identical app running on the device with Gingerbread
  • Improved user interface
  • Smoother UI, Video & Animations
  • Device encryption
  • ‘Strong’ password support (history, expiration, and complexity)
  • Proxy support
  • VPN support
  • USB Host Support
  • Exchange Active Sync v14.1

For mobile device management MSP 4.2 is probably the best choice. If an MDM solution is being used, Motorola Extensions can be utilized. Extensions (MX) to the Android Platform enhance the value-added enterprise features on the ET1 and MC40. Examples of these enterprise extensions include multi-user log-in, application control / lockdown, 256-bit AES encryption file system (secure storage), critical suspend and enterprise class WLAN security. The new ET1 and MC40 devices with Jelly Bean will ship with MX version 3.2.1.