Business phone glossary

Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.


Android Enterprise Recommended

Android Enterprise Recommended

Referral programme

Android Enterprise Recommended is a recommendation programme run by Android developer Google.

The Android Enterprise Recommended logo

The Android Enterprise Recommended programme includes a number of recommended smartphones and tablets on the hardware side, as well as recommendations for enterprise mobility management software.

Devices from the Android Enterprise Recommended programme

There are a number of minimum requirements for hardware to be recommended, which currently include (as of 2023):

FeatureMinimum requirement
Minimum version of operating systemAndroid 12.0
Storage space32 GB
CPU speed1.4 GHz
Permissions to install appsWith the exception of Google Play and the EMM-DPC, no apps may be installed in the work profile or on the fully managed device without the express permission of Google.
Requirements for the deployment workflowDevices must adhere to AOSP’s standard screen sequence for user management.
Support for security updatesDevice manufacturers must publish information about security updates on their website and refer to it via Google’s security bulletins. This includes:
-The date (month and year) by which the device will receive guaranteed security updates.
-The fixes that were included in the security update, including any manufacturer-specific fixes.
Version support for important updatesSupport the current shipping version + an upgrade to the next version.
Publish information about the guaranteed Android updates the device will receive.
OEMConfigDevice manufacturers may support enterprise APIs for specific devices. Manufacturers that support custom enterprise APIs (e.g. device guidelines) must comply with all CDD and GMS requirements. These custom enterprise APIs must be managed via an OEMConfig app.
Some of the hardware requirements

Android Enterprise Recommended links: