Rugged devices are now included in Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended program

By | 5th September 2018

It has been several months since Google launched the Android Enterprise Recommended program, which is designed to offer up the best Android-based handsets for enterprise users.

Now Google is adding another type of device to the program. Moving forward, rugged devices can now be included, as long as they meet the other crucial requirements for a smartphone to be considered. According to Google, Android is likely to become the “largest rugged OS” in terms of shipments by the end of next year. As a result, supporting the expanding market makes sense.

The other key elements a rugged house andset will need to meet the requirements include Android 7.0 or higher, at least 16GB of built-in storage, a processor clocked in at 1.1GHz or faster, have a 32-bit architecture, and have at least 2GB of RAM. If you want to check out the full requirements, simply head through the source link below.

Meanwhile, here are the handsets that are supported right out of the gate:

  • Zebra TC25, TC51, TC56, TC70x and TC75x
  • Honeywell Dolphin CT40, Dolphin CT60 and Dolphin CN80
  • Sonim XP8
  • Point Mobile PM45
  • Datalogic Memor 10 (launching in October)

Have you ever owned a rugged smartphone?