Google is looking to assuage the fears of enterprise customers with the new "Android Enterprise Recommended" program. The devices certified under this program will be guaranteed security updates and will come with streamlined deployment tools.
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With more than two billion Android active devices right now, finding the right one for your enterprise needs can be difficult. Google wants to help and is providing a list of worthy phones that can serve in an enterprise environment, and Samsung is conspicuously missing from that selection.
Google has announced a new feature designed for business users, Android Enterprise Recommended which will highlight devices that are designed for business. The search giant has listed a number of recommended devices which conform to a set of standards and have minimum specifications, you can see a list of some of these devices below. Android
Android Enterprise program looks to identify top business mobile devices
Google reveals Android Enterprise Recommended initiative: The best Android devices for enterprise users
Google today announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program, an initiative that aims to provide enterprise customers with quality recommendations as to what Android devices they are actually endorsed to use. Its aim is to showcase and recommend devices that not only provide a seamless and coherent experience, but are also secure and get updated frequently so as to always provide the best software experience possible.
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(Telecompaper) Google announced a new programme to certify Android devices with higher specifications meeting the needs of businesses. Devices certified under the Android Enterprise Recommended programme will be tested by Google to show they meet higher specifications for hardware, deployment, security updates, and user experience. In addition, phonemakers in the program receive an enhanced level of technical support and training from Google.
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Phones under Android Enterprise Recommended program will get monthly security updates within 90 days of release, for a minimum of 3 years.