BY Staff Reporter 2 MINUTE READ

The Android Enterprise Recommended programme launched by Google, will help businesses select the best Android devices to equip their employees.

A section of the programme consists of a shortlist of smartphones that businesses can consider to be the best in the industry according to Google.

“Android Enterprise Recommended, a Google-led program raises the bar of excellence for enterprise devices and services,” Google explained in a statement.

“The program establishes best practices and common requirements, backed by rigorous testing so you can confidently deploy Android in your enterprise,” added the company.

For a handset to be on the list it must:

1. Support at least Android 7.0 software

2. Be available as an unlocked device from the manufacturer or reseller. This means that no changes have been made to the hardware and software of the device and that it can be used with any cell phone provider.

3. The device should be able to be mass enrolled.

Additionally, Google also requires that security patches from the manufacturer are delivered and one major system updates are done within 90 days of their release.

Here is a list of the current best Android devices according to Google: 

-Blackberry KEYone

– Huawei Mate 10 Pro

– Huawei P10

– Huawei P10 Plus

– Huawei P10 Lite

– LG G6

-LG V30

-Nokia 8

-Sony Xperia XA2

-Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

-Sony Xperia XZ Premium

-Sony Xperia XZ1

-Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

– Moto X4

-Moto Z2 Force Edition

-Huawei Mate 10

-Google Pixel

-Google Pixel XL

-Google Pixel 2

-Google Pixel 2 XL