Google starts programme to certify Android phones for enterprise use

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The Android Enterprise Recommended program requires that smartphones feature the minimum hardware specifications for Android 7.0 devices, as well as support for the bulk deployment of Android devices, including zero-touch enrollment.

However, Google has suggested that Samsung could win its approval in the future, noting that "you can expect more Android Enterprise Recommended devices to be added in the coming weeks and months".

In a blog post on Wednesday, Google announced the enterprise-focused Android Enterprise Recommended programme for devices that are said to meet "an elevated set of specifications for hardware, deployment, security updates, and user experience" helping businesses protect sensitive information from external threats. After all, even Android 8.0 Oreo is not out yet for the two devices officially, though beta programs bring Oreo to adventurous users in the US, China, and South Korea.

"We are delighted that the Nokia 8 has been selected by Google to be included in the Android Enterprise Recommended programme", said Andrej Sonkin, GM enterprise business, HMD Global.

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. LG has partnered with leading MDM providers to make the life of an IT manager easier. And, with ThinkFree Viewer, a Microsoft® Office-compatible application suite, employees can check important work documents remotely.

Sony to Enter the Ride-Hailing Business in Japan
It is unclear as to why Sony suddenly wants to get into the taxi/transportation business, but it could be an interesting approach. Local rivals, such as Nihon Kotsu Co., Tokyo's largest cab company, have already released popular taxi-hailing apps.

It looks like LG's 2017 flagship smartphones, the G6 and V30, will both soon receive an upgrade to Android 8.1 Oreo.

As part of the Enterprise Recommended program, these devices will receive timely security updates, guaranteed every 90 days.

On the software side, theres support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Data Encryption and VPN.

So far, 21 devices from manufacturers (with the notable exception of Samsung and HTC) are recommended through the program. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders.

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