Google now certifies smartphones that are protected from mechanical damage

Written by Hassan Abbas

Google believes that robust devices need to be updated longer than conventional gadgets for the enterprise segment. Google has launched the Android Enterprise Recommended program. Within it, the “good corporation” certifies and recommends Android-smartphones, which meet the defined requirements, protected from mechanical damage to the consumers of the corporate segment. At the moment, 10 devices have been certified, but in the future, their number is likely to increase.

Only Android smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and newer with 2/16 GB or higher memory can get Android Enterprise Recommended certification. Gadgets should be fully protected from dust and at least from splashes falling in any direction (standard IP64 and above). Among other things, the devices must withstand multiple drops on concrete from a height of 120 cm (compliance with US military standard MIL-STD-810G or IEC 62-2-32).


Regarding the software, there are also certain requirements: smartphones should receive at least one major update of the operating system within 18 months from the time of its release, and security patches should be issued for five years from the date of the release of the gadget. It is noteworthy that for conventional devices certified by Google for the corporate segment,

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At the moment, the “good corporation” has certified the following devices that are protected from mechanical damage within the framework of the Android Enterprise Recommended program:

  • Zebra: TC25, TC51, TC56, TC70X and TC75X.
  • Honeywell: CT40, CT60 and CN80.
  • Sonim XP8.
  • Point Mobile PM45.
  • Datalogic Memor 10 (will be released in October)

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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