1. iamq's Avatar
    Having tried Andriod and found it *the* most insecure telephony experience I've had since the 90's I'm curious to know if these Android BB's are as secure as the old (9900) devices?

    Do you still get phone wipe after x invalid unlock attempts?

    Does the phone / PC prompt for a password when connecting it, or accessing mass storage?

    Are you still required to have & keep signed in a google account?

    Do the new devices still enrol onto BESX?
    06-12-17 02:20 PM
  2. Resilience's Avatar
    yes still wipes after certain attempts

    no

    nope

    not sure
    06-12-17 02:25 PM
  3. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    They are the most secure Android devices running the April security update.
    bluesqueen23 likes this.
    06-12-17 02:29 PM
  4. iamq's Avatar
    Until someone picks it up & plugs it into a computer.... Not very secure if you ask me. : (
    06-12-17 02:35 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Do you still get phone wipe after x invalid unlock attempts?

    Does the phone / PC prompt for a password when connecting it, or accessing mass storage?

    Are you still required to have & keep signed in a google account?

    Do the new devices still enrol onto BESX?
    1. Yes, that's pretty standard across the board.
    2. It doesn't prompt for a password, BUT it requires the device to be unlocked and manually selected to enter a mode other than Only Charging.
    3. It can be a fake one, but otherwise yes, if you want to make the most of the device.
    4. I don't know.
    app_Developer likes this.
    06-12-17 09:46 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Do you still get phone wipe after x invalid unlock attempts?

    Does the phone / PC prompt for a password when connecting it, or accessing mass storage?

    Are you still required to have & keep signed in a google account?

    Do the new devices still enrol onto BESX?
    1. Yes, that's pretty standard across the board.
    2. It doesn't prompt for a password, BUT it requires the device to be unlocked and manually selected to enter a mode other than Only Charging.
    3. It can be a fake one, but otherwise yes, if you want to make the most of the device.
    4. I don't know.
    06-12-17 09:46 PM
  7. conite's Avatar
    Until someone picks it up & plugs it into a computer.... Not very secure if you ask me. : (
    Device has to be unlocked to access from computer.
    06-12-17 10:12 PM
  8. conite's Avatar
    BES10 was updated to BES12, and subsequently updated to UEM. BlackBerry Android (and Knox, and regular Android) are better supported than BB10.

    Having a Google Account (much like a BBID) is required for anti-theft protection.
    06-12-17 10:15 PM
  9. iamq's Avatar
    Device has to be unlocked to access from computer.
    That *is* good news and will suffice... Thank you for confirming.

    Re the google account - yes I already use fake/device specific accounts for things, but the amount of data they try and hoover up, and the permissions they want on the device are a big no for me. I have a device with no G-Account and it is a pain having to side-load all the apps & check for updates etc (I gather there are a couple of apps out there that will do it for me) but it does work.

    Blackberry was always (felt) far less intrusive than Google ever will.
    06-13-17 11:58 AM
  10. iamq's Avatar
    Device has to be unlocked to access from computer.
    That *is* good news and will suffice... Thank you for confirming.

    Re the google account - yes I already use fake/device specific accounts for things, but the amount of data they try and hoover up, and the permissions they want on the device are a big no for me. I have a device with no G-Account and it is a pain having to side-load all the apps & check for updates etc (I gather there are a couple of apps out there that will do it for me) but it does work.

    Blackberry was always (felt) far less intrusive than Google ever will.
    06-13-17 11:58 AM

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