8 August 2019
With the arrival of the open source operating system Android, the market for Mobility and Auto-ID devices has been evaluated in recent years and with that the choice for Enterprise solutions has grown. An overwhelming range of mobile devices has entered the Enterprise market, resulting in a wide range of devices and the entry of lesser-known brands (and consumer devices) into the business market.
Reason for Google to create the Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) program especially for the business market, in which requirements have been established that mobile devices must meet according to Google. In 2014, Google already launched this program, which at the time was still known as Android for Work under the Android Lollipop (5.0) platform. Within this Android for Work, the possibility was created to distinguish between personal and business data on your mobile device within this improved framework and, in addition, enabled improved security.
In 2019, this program developed further into a complete Android program that focuses on selecting future-proof devices with a focus on security updates, system updates, performance specifications and integrated software for simplifying business mobile use such as deployment services via QR code, NFC and Zero Touch enrollment.
A number of important requirements for robust Android Enterprise Recommended devices:
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