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2nd May 2012, 09:37 AM #1
Can you have 'user accounts' on Android?
Not knowing that much about Android/Android tablets....is it possible to set them up so different users can 'log on' to have and have different apps on eachs desktop and use different Gmail address etc? I'm guessing not as a google search has not turned up anything promising. Oh, the devices are Android 3.0, Honeycomb.
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2nd May 2012, 09:47 AM #2
No. (Prepared to be proved wrong). This comes up constantly with our SMT here, and I have to keep reminding them that iPads, Android tablets etc are Personal Mobile Devices, and do not have the facility for multiple distinct user accounts. Mostly, they just don't get it.
2nd May 2012, 09:47 AM #3
No, sadly not... You can add different Gmail accounts, so if all users had their own they could quickly re-install their apps, but it's definitely not the same as having different user accounts like on PCs...
2nd May 2012, 09:50 AM #4
Oh well....thanks though to you both. SMT have been asking me about it too.
2nd May 2012, 09:52 AM #5
Yes you can, but only if the tablet is rooted..
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2nd May 2012, 09:53 AM #6
Edit. Too late.
2nd May 2012, 09:55 AM #7
You learn something new every day! Worth checking out! Thanks :¬)
2nd May 2012, 09:57 AM #8
Indeed.. however, there seem to be some major potential issues there (according to the details on the links), and I guess warranty becomes a problem if it's rooted as well?
2nd May 2012, 09:59 AM #9
Oh, well there you go! Might see if I can have a go at rooting one to test. Thanks!
2nd May 2012, 11:17 AM #10
I was waiting for Windows ARM tablets, but apparently you can't add them to the domain, so almost useless. Chromebooks have multiple users, sync AD to Google Apps for education, or use SSO
15th May 2012, 08:06 AM #11
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I do not think so, i never tried this option.
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