A List of Devices Recommended by Nokia for the Android Enterprise Program
When it comes to using in an enterprise environment, Android phones have never the first choice. There are several reasons why Android never took off in the corporate workspace; there were way too many devices from way too many manufacturers, security updates were not guaranteed, the general open-source nature of the operating system and a host of others.
However, Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program, which defines which Android devices are ideal for business use. All the devices are subject to stringent requirements, both regarding hardware and software. To be included in the program, a phone must have Android 7.0+, support for bulk deployment of devices, security updates within 90 days of release from Google for up to three years, and more. Some of the devices that are certified by the program include the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and a few more. The only Nokia device in that list so far was the Nokia 8. As of today, three more Nokia devices join that list. Let's take a quick look at what they bring to the table.
Nokia 8 Sirocco
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is HMD Global's best and latest flagship, following the Nokia 8. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It also offers wireless charging capabilities and is compatible with Quick Charge 4. It runs a virtually customization-free version of Android Oreo (the Android One fork) out of the box. The device will receive security updates for at least two years, meaning that it can theoretically be upgraded till Android Q.
Nokia 7 Plus
The Nokia 7 Plus is a slightly scaled down version of the Nokia 8 and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC along with 4 GB of RAM. Like the Nokia 8, it also an Android One-based device and will be supported for two years.
Nokia 6 (2018)
The new Nokia 6 comes fully equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and 4 GB of RAM. One of the setbacks of the original Nokia 6 was its slightly underwhelming Snapdragon 435 SoC and the new version is capable of outperforming the 2017 variant by up to 60 percent.
The smartphones haven't made it to the official list of certified devices yet, but we can expect them to show up any time now. What device would you like to see on the list? Let us know in the comments below.