[Update 2: 8 Pro and Nord too] The OnePlus 8 is OnePlus’s first smartphone to be Android Enterprise Recommended

[Update 2: 8 Pro and Nord too] The OnePlus 8 is OnePlus’s first smartphone to be Android Enterprise Recommended

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Update 2 (09/11/2020 @ 07:23 AM ET): The OnePlus Nord has also received Android Enterprise Recommended certification.

Update 1 (08/19/2020 @ 01:04 AM ET): OnePlus confirmed to us that the 8 Pro should also be certified and that the Nord will soon receive certification. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on August 14, 2020, is preserved below.

Earlier this year, OnePlus set a goal of having its devices be Android Enterprise Recommended (AER). Months after setting this target, Google has officially designated the OnePlus 8 as part of the program.

Google launched the Android Enterprise Recommended program in February 2018 as a way to create a list of certified devices that are recommended for enterprises to roll out to their employees.

As of this writing, 189 devices are certified as AER — and the OnePlus 8 now joins that list. To be included in the program, AER devices must meet certain software update requirements based on whatever Android OS they’re running. Certain hardware requirements must be met as well, including offering 8+ hours of battery life, have at least 2GB of RAM, and feature a minimum of 32GB of storage.

The OnePlus 8 more than meets those hardware requirements; the flagship device features up to 12GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, and ample battery life thanks to its 4,300mAh battery. OnePlus has also promised to offer three years of bi-monthly security updates as well as two years of major OS updates.

As of now, only the OnePlus 8 appears to be AER certified. We’ve reached out to OnePlus to see if the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus Nord will also receive AER certification in the future.

Thanks to XDA Member Some_Random_Username for the tip!


Update: OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus Nord are Android Enterprise Recommended too

According to OnePlus USA PR, the OnePlus 8 Pro is also Android Enterprise Recommended, while the OnePlus Nord will receive certification in the near future. AER devices must meet certain software update requirements based on whatever Android OS they’re running. and all the three phones from OnePlus in 2020 so far seem to meet those requirements.


Update 2: OnePlus Nord receives Android Enterprise Recommended certification

The OnePlus Nord has also received Android Enterprise Recommended certification.

Thanks to XDA Member Some_Random_Username for the tip!