Google announces Android Enterprise recommended phones
Google has launched its Android Enterprise Recommended program to help organizations select, deploy, and manage Android devices and services.
Android Enterprise Recommend devices should meet an elevated set of specifications for hardware, deployment, security updates, and user experience to help organizations handle the most challenging and diverse business environments. OEMs in the program will also receive enhanced level of technical support and training from Google.
Here some of the Android Enterprise Recommended requirements and best practices.
- Minimum hardware specifications for Android 7.0+ devices
- Support for bulk deployment of Android devices including zero-touch enrollment
- Delivery of Android security updates within 90 days of release from Google, for a minimum of three years
- Availability of unlocked devices, direct from manufacturer or reseller
- Consistent application experience in managed profiles and on managed devices
You can view the full list of Android Enterprise Recommended requirements here.
On the other hand, here are Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended devices which they revealed at launch.
- BlackBerry KEYone and Motion
- Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL
- Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, P10, P10 Plus, P10 Lite, and P smart
- LG V30 and G6
- Motorola X4 and Z2
- Nokia 8
- Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ Premium, XA2, and XA2 Ultra
More Android Enterprise Recommended devices are expected to be added on the list in the coming weeks and months. Google will also be applying Android Enterprise Recommended framework to additional partner types, including OEMs of “dedicated” and rugged devices, mobile carriers, enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers, and systems integrators.
Source: Google Blog