Let’s check the new addition for on Microsoft Intune for Android Open Source Devices supported HTC and Pico devices. Intune offers comprehensive management capabilities for Android devices, including support for Android Open Source Project (AOSP) devices.
Android Open Source Project refers to the open-source version of the Android operating system. While many Android devices run on modified versions of Android provided by device manufacturers, AOSP devices run on a stock version of Android without any modifications or additions from manufacturers.
It’s important to note that while Intune supports managing AOSP devices, the level of control and management capabilities may vary compared to devices running Android with manufacturer modifications. Device manufacturers often provide additional management features that may not be available on stock AOSP devices.
Microsoft Intune now supports the latest devices from HTC and Pico for Android Open Source Project (AOSP) devices. Users can now enroll and manage the following devices with Intune:
- HTC Vive XR Elite: Intune extends its support to the latest HTC devices running on the AOSP platform.
- Pico Neo 3 Pro/Pico 4: Intune also includes support for the newest Pico devices based on Android Open Source Project. Users can leverage Intune’s capabilities to manage and protect their Pico devices effectively.
Overall, Intune’s support for AOSP devices empowers organizations to effectively manage and secure a wide range of Android devices, including those running on the stock Android experience. By leveraging Intune’s capabilities, IT admins can maintain control, enforce policies, and ensure the security and compliance of AOSP devices within their organization.
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Intune offers an Android (AOSP) device management solution for corporate-owned Android devices that are not integrated with Google Mobile Services, Intended to be shared by more than one user and used to accomplish a specific set of tasks at work.
Intune for Android Open Source Supported Devices
Before setting up Microsoft Intune, review the supported devices, Microsoft Intune for Android open source project devices (AOSP) now supports the following devices. These type of device includes AR/VR Headset devices.
|OEM||Device||Minimum Firmware||Type of Device|
|HTC||HTC Vive Focus 3||5.2 – 3.0.999.624||AR/VR Headset|
|HTC||HTC Vive XR Elite||5.2 – 3.0.999.624||AR/VR Headset|
|Meta||Quest 2||v49||AR/VR Headset|
|Meta||Quest Pro||v49||AR/VR Headset|
|Pico||Pico Neo 3 Pro||4.6.13||AR/VR Headset|
|Pico||Pico 4||4.6.13||AR/VR Headset|
Android Open Source Project Supported Feature
If you want to get more details of the optimal enrollment option for your Android devices, here are a few considerations to help you make an informed decision. Android Open Source Project supports many features which you can consider while enrollment.
Android Open Source Project supports for new or existing devices, devices are associated with a single user, devices are owned by the organization or school and devices are user-less such as kiosk, dedicated or shared.
The specific steps depend on how you configured the enrollment profile. Admins can complete the enrollment themselves, and then give the devices to the users. Or, users can enroll the devices using the following steps:
- Users turn on the device, and are prompted for information, including the enrollment method: QR Code. If you created a user-associated devices enrollment profile, then they may be asked to sign in with their organization credentials.
- If you created a userless devices enrollment profile, then wait for the enrollment wizard to complete. When it does, the device is ready to use.If you created a user-associated devices enrollment profile, then users enter the required information. Then, wait for the enrollment wizard to complete.
About Author – Jitesh, Microsoft MVP, has over six years of working experience in the IT Industry. He writes and shares his experiences related to Microsoft device management technologies and IT Infrastructure management. His primary focus is Windows 10/11 Deployment solution with Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Microsoft Intune.