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.
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