Android Enterprise Recommended Smartphones Explained
Recently, smartphone makers have started to promote their devices with a new terminology. Companies like Nokia and Motorola use the term, Android Enterprise Recommended. This new moniker holds a lot of significance. But, should you care? And is it relevant to the Indian market? Let’s find out!
Android Enterprise Recommended is a new certification given by Google for the Android-powered smartphones. Subsequently, the devices have to meet the elevated enterprise requirements validated by Google. Interestingly, this is applicable even for non-stock OS running smartphones.
Minimum requirements to enrol under Android Enterprise Recommended?
The device should be running on Android Nougat 7 or the newest version of Android OS. The device should have at least 2GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage. The smartphone should be powered by a chipset with at least 1.4 GHz clock speed with 64-bit architecture.
Google has also mentioned the camera requirements to get this certification. The device should have a 2MP+ front-facing camera and a 10MP+ primary camera.
The OEMs can enrol the devices using QR Code or Zero-touch enrollment. However, to make Zero-touch enrollment the device has to be running on Android 8 Oreo or the latest OS. The devices should receive the security update within 90 days of its release. Similarly, the phone should also receive one letter OS upgrade.