Smart Phones have now become a necessity in our day-to-day lives and so companies like Google, Huawei, Infinix, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, RealMe Oppo, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi, OnePlus seem to flourish.
Keeping aside devices used by individuals, let’s discuss a bit about those used in enterprise environments, where security and data privacy play a crucial role while using a handset.
To win the trust of those in business environments, Google, the technology giant that is now ruling the smart phones market, has come up with a certification called ‘Android Enterprise Recommended’. Any device that has gained this certification can be blindly trusted, for security and privacy……hmm, at least for now!
Recently, the Android OS giant has released a list of devices that are not only performance oriented, but are also easy to manage, will get security updates regularly and are eligible for bulk device enrollments.
Thus, those who have immense trustworthiness in the Apple breed of iOS devices are looking for an alternative to be used in enterprise environments can consider the devices in the list.
Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy A5x, Galaxy A3x, Note, XCover, Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3 series are the models that are assured of getting security updates for the next 5 years and are certified with enterprise grade features such as Knox, if we take Samsung smart phones into account in this context.
As expected, Google Pixel 6 Series, and the newly released Pixel 7 series are also secure enough to be used in corporate environments and are company certified to be free from snooping.
Motorola has released a special edition of Enterprise Class Android Device labeled as Edge 30 Fusion and Ultra models that are secure and are being used in about 65 countries as they are committed to get 3 years of security updates and one major OS upgrade of Android. These days even the MOTO G and Edge Neo models are gaining popularity regarding security aspect in them.
Other companies also promote some of their products as Google Certified for enterprise environments. But we will discuss them in the next article, as the current one has already become too lengthy to read.