Nokia 8 is among Google’s “Android Enterprise Recommended” devices

Nokia devices are currently receiving frequent security updates just according to what HMD Global has promised. Probably that’s the fact Google has selected Nokia 8 as its Android Enterprise Recommended for companies and organisations.

It’s true that whether it’s lower, mid-range or high-end Nokia android phone, monthly security updates hit the phone sooner than most of the other Android devices. Google has published a few requirements for devices to meet. Even though it has several key requirements, the one is the faster delivery of security updates – that is within 90 days of the release from Google.

The initial list includes Google’s own Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. Other devices from multiple manufacturers, in addition to Nokia 8 are – BlackBerry KeyOne and Motion, Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, P10, P10 Plus, P10 Lite, and P smart, LG V30 and G6, Motorola X4 and Z2, Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ Premium, XA2, and XA2 Ultra.

Whereas the requirements are very thorough with regard to the hardware specifications, the major element is probably the recent software, user experience and security updates. One other major requirement is the seamless zero-touch enrollment – that is to setup work devices with just one button tap.

Operating system

  • Android 7.0 or later

Minimum device specifications

  • 2GB RAM
  • 32 GB Internal Storage
  • 64-bit CPU clocked at 1.4GHz or more
  • 8+ hours (active) Battery life
  • 2MP / 10MP Camera (front / rear respectively)

Bulk device enrollment

  • QR code
  • Zero-touch enrollment (Required for Android 8.0 devices)

User Interface / User Experience

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

Services

  • 90-day security updates for up to three years
  • One major software upgrade after the one shipped out-of-the-box
  • Unlocked device must be available for purchase by enterprise customers through either:
    • A 3rd-party distributor
    • Direct from manufacturer

Source: Google Via: Tech Prolonged