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Default [Q] Galaxy Tab 3 for corp environment

I am about to make a decision between Galaxy Tab's and Ipads for deployment of about 30 devices to support a web app (Netsuite.)

We have to have cellular connectivity, as these will be used in the filed and wifi access cannot be relied upon.

I have a demo Galaxy Tab from our carrier - AT&T.

As usual, I am aghast at the sheer volume of cruft preinstalled.

What are my options in general for removing them?

Do I have to root the devices?

I'm not really opposed to that, as long as I can still keep the devices secure.

The carrier can suck eggs re the warranty.

We use Maas360 as an MDM.
 
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You should be able to disable them individually, though that kinda takes a while and will be even worse with thirty tablets.
 
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I informally support the smart phones and tablets for my department (engineering). as painful as this is to admit in an android/tab 3 forum, apple is much easier to support in a corporate environment. they're harder to screw up, easier for the non-tech crowd to set up. all the reasons I dislike iOS for personal devices make it easier for corp use.

our company uses native iOS email, but touchdown for android devices. touchdown isn't the greatest email app, which is another reason I prefer iOS for corporate use.

if they start allowing KNOX devices from Samsung to use the native Samsung email app, I will switch my work line.

just my opinions. for work I use an iPhone 4. for personal use I have an S4 and a tab 3 7.0, and the wife has a note 2 and a note 8.
 
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Thanks guys - I am sending a NastyGram to our AT&T rep - but in fairness, at least half the junk is Samsung's doing.

A browser toolbar?

C'mon - when was the last time anyone installed one on purpose?

Wildtangent?

Their borderline malware has been banned on my network for years.

I suspect rooting isn't an option for me, as it hoses future upgrades.

Then again, since these are AT&T branded, there likely won't ever be any updates.

I suppressed a lot of stuff with Maas360, but that doesn't free up the resources, and some things do still run.
 
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Russ,

How do you attach files to emails, or do you have some sort of collaboration solution?


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