Google selects Nokia 8 as "Android Enterprise Recommended" device

Google has recently started the "Android Enterprise Recommended" program to make it easy for the organizations and businesses to choose the best suitable devices for their requirements that offer regular OS and Security updates. These devices pass the minimum requirements needed to be eligible for the "Android Enterprise Recommended" program.

HMD Global has been consistent in providing regular and timely OS and Security updates for all their Android smartphones, be it the low-end Nokia 2 or the top of the line flagship Nokia 8. This has helped Nokia 8 gain the spot in the Google's Android Enterprise Recommended list of devices.

Here is the complete list of Android Enterprise Recommended devices.

Below are the minimum requirements for devices to be eligible for "Android Enterprise Recommended" program:

Operating system
  • Minimum OS version
  • Android 7.0+
Minimum device specifications
  • RAM 2 GB
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Speed 1.4GHz
  • Battery life 8+ hours (active)
  • Camera (front / rear) 2MP / 10MP
  • Architecture 64-bit
Bulk device enrollment
  • Enrollment methods
  • QR code
  • Zero-touch enrollment (Required for Android 8.0 devices)

Default Systems Apps - work profile
  • Contacts
  • Downloads
  • Play Store
  • EMM app (if bundled in the system image)
Default Systems Apps - managed devices
  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Downloads
  • Google
  • Messaging
  • Dialer
  • Play Store
  • Settings
  • EMM app (if bundled in the system image)
Other apps
  • Contacts
  • Dialer
  • Settings, etc.
Standard AOSP icons and strings
  • Use standard branding and strings
Provisioning workflow requirements
  • Managed devices
  • Work profile
  • Enrollment
  • Security update support
  • 90-day security updates
  • Major update release support
  • Support current shipping release + one letter upgrade
Unlocked device availability

Unlocked device must be available for purchase by enterprise customers through either:
  • A 3rd-party distributor
  • Direct from manufacturer
*Devices that are targeted exclusively for one specific country may apply for an exemption.

Thanks, Akilesh for the tip. :)

Source: Android