HMD has so far stood true to its promise of keeping Nokia Android smartphones secure by pushing regular Monthly Security updates. In fact, many times Nokia smartphones get the patches before even Pixel and Nexus devices.

Google has recently started certifying Android smartphones for Enterprise to make it easy for Business customers to choose a secure and capable device. Google’s “Android Enterprise Recommended” program is the answer to the dilemma of enterprise buyers about which Android smartphones to go for. For the devices to get listed as “Android Enterprise Recommended devices” they need to meet some requirements.

Now, the good news is that Nokia 8 is present in the list of these Android Enterprise Recommended devices posted by Google. You can check the list here.

But keeping the requirements listed by Google in mind we think even Nokia 5, 6 would be able to make it to the list easily. Perhaps HMD needs to push the case with Google. Check the requirements for Android Enterprise Recommended program below.

Operating system

Minimum OS version – Android 7.0+

Minimum device specifications

Storage32 GB
Battery life8+ hours (active)
Camera (front / rear)2MP / 10MP

Bulk device enrollment

Enrollment methods

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


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


Security update support90-day security updates
Major update release supportSupport 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.

Thanks Akilesh & Josef for the tip. Cheers!!