What is Android Enterprise Recommended?

(Jason Bayton) #1

Originally published at: https://bayton.org/docs/enterprise-mobility/android/what-is-android-enterprise-recommended/

Incomplete document This document is currently incomplete due to unavailable information. It will be updated as and when it is possible to do so. Android Enterprise Recommended is a validation program offered by Google for devices, vendors and partners launched in February 2018. The program currently focuses on devices, but will extend out later this year. Android Enterprise Recommended devices The goal behind Android Enterprise Recommended devices is to provide a simple, Google-recommended list of devices that meet a set of elevated enterprise-grade requirements. In doing this, there are benefits for both organisations choosing devices for business and the OEMs that take part. Devices submitted for certification will be thoroughly tested against Google’s established best practices and common requirements. Some of those 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 … and more. The full list of requirements can be found here. This certification process is per-device rather than per-OEM, meaning each individual device an OEM releases will need to be tested and certified individually. This is important as an OEM can release devices targeting many audiences, such as HMD Global with their Nokia 1 and Nokia 2 or Samsung with their Galaxy J1; these are not intended for enterprise use and as such wouldn’t…

(byodmdm) #2

If EMM can see the “Android Enterprise Recommend Device details” in the console, then its really easy for Corporate to provide this solution for only those device and build a stable service. Currently Android Enterprise spread across lot of OEM includes Chinese devices, which is not good for corporates.