Anfacto, a startup with talent from Google and an earlier company called 3LM that Motorola acquired, is building custom versions of the Android OS that let enterprises offer single-purpose devices for the workplace, conferences or the classroom.
“This is a level of control you can’t have with an application,” said CEO Hristo Bojinov.
Anfacto’s Android variant called FleetOS could let customers like UPS give their drivers Android tablets they would use exclusively for tasks like scanning packages.
“The idea is that we can lock down the experience from a user standpoint,” Bojinov said. “The customer can go in and decide what applications and features can be run.”