Last week at Mobile World Congress, HMD announced that all Nokia phones going forward would be part of the Android One program, now the firm is adding its new phones to another of Google's programs for Android - the Android Enterprise Recommended program.
Google's Android Enterprise Recommended program was announced last month to prepare a set of standards for smartphones that could be recommended to enterprise and business users.
To recap the main points of the program:
- Support for bulk deployment of Android devices including zero-touch enrollment
- Delivery of Android security updates within 90 days of release from Google, for a minimum of three years
- Availability of unlocked devices, direct from manufacturer or reseller
- Consistent application experience in managed profiles and on managed devices
The Nokia 8 was initially announced as part of the Android Enterprise program, and now the firm's newer phones - the Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 6 (2018) - will also be joining the Android Enterprise Recommended program shortly.
HMD Global's Nokia phones have found modest commercial and critical success over the past few months, pushing out serviceable to good Android smartphones built on stock Android. With the Android Enterprise Recommended program, Nokia might very well be on its way to becoming a business favorite once again.