Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G receive Android Enterprise Recommended and ioXt certifications
Device security is one of the most important considerations when buying a smartphone. When it comes to the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, you can rest easy knowing they’re among the most secure devices on the market.
Google’s Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G have received Android Enterprise Recommended and ioXt certifications — the latter being a recent badge of honor in security circles. IoXt certification upholds a set of security standards to ensure devices, not just smartphones, are as secure as possible.
The ioXt Security Pledge is the results of industry working together to set security standards that bring security, upgradeability and transparency to the market and directly into the hands of consumers.
IoXt considers things like the safety of preloaded apps, biometric authentication strength, security update frequency, and more. Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 were the first devices to receive ioXt’s security certification back in August. At the time, Google pledged that all future Pixel phones would be submitted to ioXt certification, and we noted that it would be required for any device that launches with Android 11 and is part of the company’s Android Enterprise Recommended program.
Pixel 4a 5G
Speaking of which, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G are, not surprisingly, part of Google’s Android Recommended program. The program is designed to make it easy for enterprise businesses to deploy and integrate mobile solutions into their operations.
Google recently updated the Android Enterprise Recommended website to show how long devices are supported for. The Enterprise Solutions Directory also includes information like the last date of security updates from OEMs, the Android release running on the device when it was first validated, and more.
If you’re planning to get the Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G, confirmation of Android Enterprise Recommended and ioXt certification is great for security-minded consumers. It’ll go especially well with the dual SIM support offered by both devices, which we recently reported will support DSDS on 5G networks.