New Google Enterprise service: Android Enterprise Recommended

Google has launched a new service: Android Enterprise Recommended. This should make it easier for enterprise customers to identify the right devices, systems and services for Android Enterprise. The framework is made available to partners, including OEMs of “dedicated” and rugged devices, mobile operators, enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors and system integrators. Android recommended devices are the first step.

Some of the Android Enterprise Recommended requirements and best practices include:

  • 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
  • The full list of Android Enterprise Recommended requirements can be found on Google site.

Android Enterprise Recommended devices

Google is pleased to announce a number of market-leading devices at launch, including:

  • 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