Google Adds Rugged Category to Enterprise Recommended Program
Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended program now includes a number of rugged devices. The program, launched earlier this year, requires phones to meet a number of qualifications, such as updates to the core OS and security patches. In order to qualify for the rugged recommendations, devices must meet basic specs for surviving abuse, water submersion, and more. The initial list of devices making the grade includes the Zebra TC25, TC51, TC56, TC70x and TC75x; Honeywell Dolphin CT40, Dolphin CT60 and Dolphin CN80; Sonim XP8; Point Mobile PM45; and the Datalogic Memor 10. Google already recommends a significant number of regular Android devices from BlackBerry, Sony, and others.
Jun 12, 2018
Google today said more phone makers now part of its Android Enterprise Recommended program. The Android Enterprise Recommended program, which was launched in February of this year, "establishes best practices and common requirements for devices and services, backed by a thorough testing process conducted by Google."
Apr 12, 2018
Security Research Labs says Android phone makers often miss security patches but still tell owners the phones are up-to-date. Researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell examined the code of some 1,200 phones from more than a dozen phone makers for every security patch released during 2017.
Feb 21, 2018
Google today announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program and an initial batch of handsets that meet the qualifications. Google says the Android Enterprise Recommended program “establishes best practices and common requirements for devices and services, backed by a thorough testing process conducted by Google.” In order to qualify, devices have to meet a number of specifications concerning their hardware, deployment, security updates, and user help programs.
Sep 5, 2017
Google today made its monthly security patches available to select Android devices. September's patches plug a significant number of security holes that threaten most Android devices.