Google is now planning to make Android OS enterprise-compliant after being the heart of consumer market. Such initiative is called “Android Enterprise Recommended”. It is publicized as a means of finding “the best enterprise devices and services Android has to offer”. The company’s first set of Android Enterprise Recommended devices is ready.

The consumer market has always been Android’s strong hold. In fact, one of the reasons that Android OS has succeeded is its consumer-facing outlook. Millions of smartphones in the hands of users around the world run Google’s mobile operating system.

What is Android Enterprise Recommended?

Android Enterprise Recommended is a programme through which Google recommends devices that meet enterprise requirements that it has set. Google’s statement says:

Android Enterprise Recommended establishes best practices and common requirements for devices and services, backed by a thorough testing process conducted by Google. Devices in the program 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. In addition, OEMs in the program receive an enhanced level of technical support and training from Google.

Available Android Enterprise Recommended devices

AAs at the launch of the programme, Google has the following Android devices on its Android Enterprise Recommended devices list:

  1. BlackBerry: KEYone and Motion.
  2. Google: Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL
  3. Huawei: Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, P10, P10 Plus, P10 Lite, and P smart
  4. LG: V30 and G6
  5. Motorola: X4 and Z2
  6. Nokia: 8
  7. Sony Xperia: XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ Premium, XA2, and XA2 Ultra.

Consequently, if the IT department of your company are looking for the most suitable devices for the organization, the above-listed phones have been certified by Google as fit for the task.

Why are Samsung Devices Missing Above?

The omission of Samsung smartphones on Google’s initial Android Enterprise Recommended devices is noticeable. One wonders what could be happening. However, can we say Samsung was already ahead of other Android device makers with after building its own security and enterprise features it in their devices?

Google says it will be adding more devices after being tested and verified. So you might probably have yours on the list. To get more info about Android Enterprise Recommended, click HERE.

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