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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced that it now offers the largest and most diverse range of “best in business” smartphones on Android, with the addition of three new devices to the portfolio. The Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 4.2 now join 11 other Nokia smartphones that have been validated as part of the Android Enterprise Recommended programme, offering a great enterprise user experience in devices that keep getting better with time.

The Android Enterprise Recommended programme gives business customers confidence that smartphones validated to the programme have been approved by Google to meet objective business standards. Those include an elevated set of specifications for hardware, software, deployment into company IT systems, security updates and user experience. The programme sets a benchmark for a strong user experience in a variety of enterprise use cases, enabling businesses to make easier and smarter choices for their smartphone selections.

According to recent market research by HMD Global, 98% of interviewed enterprises in EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom) say the Android Enterprise Recommended programme impacts their choice of devices, with over 50% saying that they choose only Android Enterprise Recommended smartphones.

Stuff Magazine recently interviewed Patrick Henchie, Head of Product and Operations, Sub Sahara Africa, HMD Global. In this podcast Henchie spoke about AER and what it is – he further spoke about Nokia’s return to the minds (and pockets) of consumers and why Android One membership matters.

Following the announcement of three new smartphones at the 2019 Mobile World Congress, HMD Global is pleased to announce that all three are now Android Enterprise Recommended. These include:

 ·       Nokia 9 PureView – the world’s first smartphone with unique five-camera array

·       Nokia 4.2 – bringing cutting-edge design, dedicated Google Assistant button1 and AI experiences in imaging to a more accessible tier

Shaun Durandt, General Manager of HMD Global Southern Africa:

“The development of our Android Enterprise Recommended smartphone offering has followed a path defined by the needs of businesses for secure, long-lasting devices that engage and excite a diverse range of users. Our enterprise-grade smartphones now power secure smartphone mobility for more than fifty organisations around the world. We’ve earned our pedigree supplying smartphones for leading European enterprises that are seeking devices which evolve with their needs and get better with time.”

Security, experience and evolution designed for the enterprise

Harnessing the power of Android One, Nokia smartphones deliver a seamless experience, free from bloatware and with only a small curated set of pre-installed apps. Paired with the premium design and trusted build-quality that can be expected from a Nokia phone, the portfolio also delivers superior engineering for every business budget.

Enterprises that have already chosen Nokia’s Android Enterprise Recommended devices agree:

·       Are: “Two years of guaranteed Android OS updates were a key reason for us to switch to Nokia smartphones.”

·       SAP: “Security was one of the key reasons we chose Nokia smartphones.”

·       Mukava: “Our customers handle sensitive data. Up-to-date security promise on Nokia phones is an important factor for us.”

·       Yorkshire Building Society: “Excellent price value equation on Nokia 7 Plus and fast delivery of security patches on Nokia smartphones for three years is the reason we picked it.”

·       Ineco: “Nokia devices are providing a high-quality solution that cover all our expectations, and their hand in hand support throughout our project has given us true added value.”

A superior experience that just keeps getting better

Nokia smartphones are changing the ownership paradigm for end-users and enterprises alike. It is no longer only about out-of-the-box device specs, but about how the user experience evolves over its lifetime with updates and upgrades. For Nokia smartphones in the Android Enterprise Recommended and Android One programmes, this means an experience that just keeps getting better and more secure through the latest updates and innovations from Google.

From the ability to easily switch work apps on and off depending on an employee’s needs to adding new security capabilities to protect what is important, Nokia smartphones have an unmatched track record of keeping up to date with the latest innovations. This evolving and adaptive user experience makes work life easier, more productive and more cost effective.

With the introduction of features such as Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness to respond to individual user needs and with two-day battery life2 across multiple price points, the Nokia smartphone range has been designed to make both IT and end-users happy. Alongside the enterprise-focused features, each device in the portfolio offers personal experiences for individual users, making it a work phone that fans will love.

Nokia smartphones available in South Africa on the Android Enterprise Recommended programme:

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For more information about Android for enterprise as a great and reliable solution, visit https://nokiaphones.whyandroid-enterprise.com/ and www.hmdglobal.com/forbusinesses