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Google's making it easier for small businesses to get enterprise-grade mobile security

Google's making it easier for small businesses to get enterprise-grade mobile security

Google is launching a new, simplified version of its Enterprise security program for smaller businesses, called Enterprise Essentials. Rather than drown smaller firms with the multitude of Android Enterprise tools, the new Enterprise Essentials pares things down to a handful of simple critical features, like mandatory lockscreen and encryption requirements, Play Protect malware protection, and remote wiping.

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Android Enterprise Recommended program welcomes select Samsung devices

Android Enterprise Recommended program welcomes select Samsung devices

Lots of workplaces give out phones to employees, but making sure those devices are secure and up to date can be difficult. That's why Google introduced the Android Enterprise Recommended program two years ago, letting businesses know which devices meet certain standards for security and reliability. Samsung has been absent from the program until now, but the company is finally joining forces with Google to get select Galaxy devices certified.

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BlackBerry, IBM, Microsoft, and others join Android Enterprise Recommended initiative

BlackBerry, IBM, Microsoft, and others join Android Enterprise Recommended initiative

About a year ago, Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program. It includes a list of Android devices that are ideal for business use and comply with certain guidelines (running a recent version of Android, supporting zero-touch enrollment, etc.). For companies looking to deploy a large number of phones, Google also now has a set of recommended Enterprise Mobility Management providers.

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Google now certifies rugged Android phones for business use, promises five years of security updates

Google now certifies rugged Android phones for business use, promises five years of security updates

Back in Feburary, Google announced the 'Android Enterprise Recommended' program. It's designed to make buying Android phones for business use easier, by only recommending models that comply with a handful of requirements (Android 7.0 or higher, security update for three years, etc). Now the company is expanding the Enterprise Recommended program to rugged devices.

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Android Enterprise Recommended program adds new models from Huawei, Motorola, BlackBerry, and others

Android Enterprise Recommended program adds new models from Huawei, Motorola, BlackBerry, and others

Back in February, Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program, which defines which phones are ideal for business use. Devices in the program have to follow a set of guidelines from Google, such as rolling out security updates within 90 days of release. The company announced today that a handful of more devices have been added to the program, including the Moto G6, Huawei P20/P20 Pro, and Sony Xperia XZ2.

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Android P enterprise improvements detailed: Simplified work profile, expanded kiosk mode, and security enhancements

Android P enterprise improvements detailed: Simplified work profile, expanded kiosk mode, and security enhancements

 

When someone says "Oh, that's just my work phone," you'd be surprised if it's not an iPhone. But Android does offer an increasingly capable enterprise experience, and more improvements are on the way with Android P this year. Many general new features have been uncovered and announced in recent weeks, particularly since the beta launched at Google I/O, but we haven't heard much about what used to be called Android for Work.

One tidbit that we got tipped about after the first developer preview was separate tabs for work and personal apps in the updated Pixel Launcher's app drawer, and now Google has outlined that feature and some others in a blog post.

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[APK Download + Teardown] Play Store v5.2 Shows Signs Of A New Details Page, Self-Hosted Enterprise Apps, And Much More

[APK Download + Teardown] Play Store v5.2 Shows Signs Of A New Details Page, Self-Hosted Enterprise Apps, And Much More

It's starting to look like Google is getting back into the rhythm of regular releases after the holidays. It feels like forever since the last Play Store update began its rollout. We've got a new version for you, but this one doesn't seem to be sporting any user-facing changes, just a lot of bug fixes. However, a deep look inside reveals a lot to get excited about. Of course, if you stumble onto anything we've missed, let us know in the comments.

For anybody eager to get straight to the download, a link is at the bottom. For everybody else, it's time for a teardown.

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Verizon Teams Up With Good Technology To Beef Up Android For Enterprise

Verizon Teams Up With Good Technology To Beef Up Android For Enterprise

Looks like Verizon is pushing Android for enterprise pretty hard: they've inked a deal with Good Technology and are bringing some pretty major enterprise features to Android. Specifically, the company provides encrypted and high security email, messaging, and mobile access, as well as features such as remote wipe.

Good is a fairly major player in the enterprise space: in the first half of 2010 alone, they added 1,500 enterprise clients. Obviously, this is bad news for RIM (the makers of BlackBerry), who currently rule the business market; losing a competitive edge certainly isn't going to help their already sagging market share.

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