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May 20, 2014

Google Gives Android Division a Boost With Purchase of Divide

Google is giving its mobile Android division a little more heft with the purchase of mobile-device software startup Divide.

divideTerms of the deal were not disclosed and Google refused to comment on its most recent purchase, leaving the announcement to Divide.

In a brief statement on its website, Divide said it is “thrilled” to be joining Google.

“The company was founded with a simple mission: Give people the best mobile experience at work,” reads the statement. “As part of the Android team, we’re excited to continue developing solutions that our users love. For existing customers, Divide will work as it always has.”

The startup’s iOS and Android apps are built to complement corporate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. The company’s flagship platform unites cloud-based management with device-level technology to guarantee enterprise security and control “without compromising personal freedom and privacy.”

“Divide delivers the ultimate mobile productivity tool to get work done securely on your iPhone or iPad,” reads a description of the app on the App Store.

“Check your work e-mail, view your calendar, look up contacts and more, all in one encrypted workspace without worrying about your privacy or the threat of your company wiping your device. Divide syncs with Exchange ActiveSync, Google Apps, and Lotus Notes and offers a complete BYOD solution for individuals and IT.  When you need to get work done, simply enter your password and access the Divide workspace, which is encrypted and separate from your personal apps and data.”

The New York firm has technology partner relationships with Box, Broadsoft, F5, IBM, and MobileIron and channel relationships with Bell, Dell, IBM, NTT Data, Tangoe, Trianz, Verizon and Vodafone.


Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.