Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Android for Work launched earlier this year to help companies put the world’s most popular mobile OS to work for them. The response has been overwhelmingly positive: today, more than 10,000 businesses, including the World Bank, the U.S. Army and Guardian Life Insurance Company are testing, deploying or using Android for Work.
The Android for Work program took off with the help of our partners across the Android ecosystem, and today we’re expanding the family to 40 companies to continue the momentum, including new device manufacturers, application makers and management providers.
The Android for Work program is also showcasing devices built for regulated industries, like government and healthcare, which have strict security and compliance requirements. Samsung, for example, offers some of the highest levels of government certification with its KNOX devices, while Blackphone by Silent Circle has built enhanced privacy and security features on top of the Android platform. You can check out our regulated devices page here to learn more about Samsung KNOX devices and Blackphone.
All of this investment is designed to help businesses extend the power of mobility in more ways across more teams. And companies are indeed turning to Android for Work to drive that change: SAP uses Android for Work to streamline app distribution and expand support to many more Android devices, Woolworths is looking to standardize on Android for corporate devices, and Guardian Life Insurance Company deployed Android for Work to enable its employees and field agents to work from anywhere on their personal devices. "Choice is important,” says Daniel Johnson, Chief Technology Officer at Guardian Life. “With Android for Work we're able to offer Android as a BYOD option in a more secure and manageable way."
With its choice, flexibility and security, we believe Android is uniquely equipped to help businesses tap the full power of mobility. Together with our partners, we’re gearing up to make this a reality.
Learn more by visiting google.com/work/android.