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Google expands business Android Enterprise Recommended program

Google expands business Android Enterprise Recommended program

Google today expanded its Android Enterprise Recommended program to include providers of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). They help large companies to manage their Android services on a large scale and make that possible in part.

The Android Enterprise Recommended program was opened to smartphone manufacturers last year. They were able to find various general requirements for services and devices that would be essential for business users. These requirements were also endorsed by a test procedure of Google itself.

Suitable devices

Google argues that the Android Enterprise Recommended program should help organizations to choose suitable devices that their employees can use. The devices have been found to be safe because, among other things, they receive regular safety updates on time. Furthermore, Google expects the recommended devices to have at least one major system update. Companies like Sony, Huawei, LG and BlackBerry all participate in the program.

However, Google now wants to expand the reach of the Android Enterprise Recommended program to include EMM providers. They sell software to companies to give them organizations that allow users to use their mobile devices and apps safely. The idea is to help companies find the best EMM provider to roll out Android within their company.

Wide solutions

Googles head of the department Android Enterprise Partnerships Will Ro writes in a blog post that Google has been working closely with EMM partners in recent years. We understand what it takes to excel in this area. With this program we recognize partners that offer the most comprehensive technical solutions and have knowledgeable teams focused on modern Android security and management.

Google recommends a number of EMM partners: BlackBerry, Google Cloud, I3 Systems Inc., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., MobileIron Inc., Softbank Corp., SOTI Inc. and VMware Inc. according to Google, the companies all offer good solutions or are doing so this year. The programme will continue to be open to new providers.

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