Android Enterprise Recommended requirements

Minimum specifications for devices.

Knowledge Workers Devices

Operating system

Minimum OS version
Android 7.0+

Minimum device specifications

RAM
2 GB
Storage
32 GB
Speed
1.4GHz
Battery life
8+ hours (active)
Camera (front / rear)
2MP / 10MP
Architecture
64-bit

Bulk device enrollment

Enrollment methods
  • QR code
  • Zero-touch enrollment (Required for Android 8.0 devices)

UI/UX

Default Systems Apps - work profile
  • Contacts
  • Downloads
  • Play Store
  • EMM app (if bundled in the system image)
Default Systems Apps - managed devices
  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Downloads
  • Google
  • Messaging
  • Dialer
  • Play Store
  • Settings
  • EMM app (if bundled in the system image)
Other apps
  • Contacts
  • Dialer
  • Settings, etc.
Standard AOSP icons and strings
  • Use standard branding and strings
Provisioning workflow requirements
  • Managed devices
  • Work profile
  • Enrollment

Services

Security update support
90-day security updates
Major update release support
Support current shipping release + one letter upgrade
Unlocked device availability

Unlocked device must be available for purchase by enterprise customers through either:

  • A 3rd-party distributor
  • Direct from manufacturer

*Devices that are targeted exclusively for one specific country may apply for an exemption.

Rugged Devices

Operating system

Minimum OS version
Android 7.0+

Minimum device specifications

RAM
2 GB
Storage
16 GB
Speed
1.1GHz
Architecture
32-bit
Ingress protection
IP64 certified
Drop test integrity
MIL-STD-810G or IEC 62-2-32, min. 4'(1.2M) repeated drops to concrete

Bulk device enrollment

Enrollment methods
  • QR code
  • Zero-touch enrollment (Required for Android 8.0 devices)

UI/UX

Default Systems Apps - managed devices
  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Downloads
  • Google
  • Messaging
  • Dialer
  • Play Store
  • Settings
  • EMM app (if bundled in the system image)
Provisioning flows
Devices must adhere to the Provisioning UX Workflows

Services

Security update support
90-day security updates, available for five years from the launch date of the device
Major update release support
  • Support current shipping release + one letter upgrade
  • Future dessert upgrades, including carrier certification, must be available to all Enterprise Recommended devices within 18 months of the board support package (BSP) drop.

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