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Samsung’s newest Galaxy devices have joined the Android Enterprise Recommended program

By Ng Chong Seng - on 11 Nov 2020, 7:01am

Samsung’s newest Galaxy devices have joined the Android Enterprise Recommended program

Samsung has announced that it’s joined Android Enterprise Recommended, a Google program that certifies devices and services that meet Google’s enterprise requirements for hardware and software.

Launched in 2018 by the Mountain View company, AER gives Google’s enterprise customers a go-to place when they want to set up their business on mobile and are looking for approved devices.


Specifically, over the past two years, Samsung and Google have partnered to:

- Harmonize Android Enterprise and Samsung’s Knox Platform for Enterprise to offer a seamless experience for Android customers who were also looking for Samsung’s advanced capabilities in security and device management.

- Synchronize our mobile device enrollment services (Android zero-touch enrollment and Knox Mobile Enrollment) to offer enterprise customers a variety of services that help streamline the employee onboarding experience and re-deployment of devices.

Select Galaxy phones and tablets running Android 11 and above, including the S20, Note 20 and Tab S7 series, will become a part of the Android Enterprise Recommended program.

According to Google, Android Enterprise Recommended currently has more than 30 partners. Other than new boy Samsung, other prominent device makers in the program include Lenovo, OnePlus, Oppo and Xiaomi. You can see the list of AER devices in Google’s Enterprise Solutions Directory here.

Google has also announced that it’s going to push a Google Play Services update that adds zero-touch enrolment on all Android 9.0+ devices. This applies to Samsung devices, too. Google says customers setting up Galaxy devices can still choose Samsung’s Knox Mobile Enrolment if they don’t want to use zero-touch.

Source: Samsung, Google.