Buying smartphones for your business/organization is a critical task to ensure that everyone can stay connected with safe, up-to-date hardware, and unless you regularly keep your finger on the pulse of all things Android, knowing which phones/OEMs are generally good about following these guidelines is no easy task.
Android Enterprise Recommended was created with the main goal of curating the best Android phones from manufacturers that are committed to keeping them secure and easy to deploy to a large workforce.
To hear an explanation about the program from the horse's mouth, check out the short video above.
Google has a list of strict requirements each phone must follow
Not any phone can get into Android Enterprise Recommended, and that's a good thing. Before a device can enter the program, it needs to check off a list of requirements created by Google so businesses are 100% sure that it'll work exactly the way they need it to.
Those requirements are as follows:
- 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.
For more specifics on the requirements, such as the minimum specifications for 7.0+ devices, check the link below.
Source : https://www.androidcentral.com/android-enterprise-recommended