The idea behind this program is to make it easier for enterprises to select Android devices, and to that end, it addresses features such as proper implementation of Android enterprise, support for Zero Touch, hardware specifications, speed and length of security updates (within 90 days, for three years), and availability of unlocked devices.
Android One is a value program created to give customers a baseline of what to expect out of certain budget devices, while Android Oreo (Go Edition) is a tweaked version of Android that's made from the ground up, including optimized apps, to run well on low-end devices with no more than 1GB of RAM. The Oreo update was supposed to arrive in February but it's still a chimera for the majority of regular users.
In the world of Android, there are many choices when it comes to devices. Our partners will be announcing awesome new Android devices, you'll be able to see the growing industry momentum around RCS, and we'll be showcasing the latest from Google including Google Assistant and Lens. "Throughout 2018, we will also be applying the Android Enterprise Recommended framework to additional partner types, including OEMs of "dedicated" and rugged devices, mobile carriers, enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers and systems integrators", Google director of Android Enterprise, David Still wrote in a company blog post announcing the program.
LG's latest flagship device, the LG V30, is the ideal business travel companion, allowing employees to remotely and securely access corporate VPN so they won't miss a beat.
It looks like LG's 2017 flagship smartphones, the G6 and V30, will both soon receive an upgrade to Android 8.1 Oreo. With committed updates, customers can rest assured that their devices are capable for day-to-day work regarding sensitive information.
On the software side, theres support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Data Encryption and VPN. The Android Enterprise Recommended Program is just going a couple of steps farther.
Oddly enough, smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co.
"It is an honour to have BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion among the first smartphones validated as part of the Android Enterprise Recommended programme", said Alain Lejeune, global general manager for TCL Communication's BlackBerry Mobile Division.