Android offers the world’s broadest mobility hardware ecosystem

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The Challenge

There’s no one-size fits all. IT organizations today are faced with an increasingly diverse array of use cases and requirements, and are typically tasked with finding a device or devices to meet these needs.

Whether it’s needing different form factors for different uses, or having to choose devices based on regional availability or price, it’s clear that a single device type can’t meet the needs of every scenario.

The Android difference

Android offers the world’s broadest mobility hardware ecosystem. We work with over 400 OEMs around the world who develop Android devices. This breadth of choice means youcan find the right solution tailored for your business. Only Android provides a platform that can work for all form factors, providing an intuitive and consistent user and management experience.

Price points

Android’s diverse hardware catalog includes devices at a variety of price points. Android manufacturers are constantly striving to make best-in-class hardware with premium features, sensors, and specifications. Additionally manufacturers provide a range of mid-tier and low-cost devices to provide more options for emerging markets and customers with strict budgets.

Android Oreo (Go Edition) provides a powerful experience for entry-level smartphones. It’s the best of Android, built with new and reimagined apps, so even the most affordable Android smartphones provide a high-quality experience. This provides enterprises additional options for low-cost managed devices.

Use cases

Android’s hardware ecosystem includes a range of devices to fit any job. From affordable smartphones for communication to ruggedized tablets for the most demanding of environments, there’s an Android device built just for you. Android is at home in every kind of business. Android devices are being used in restaurants and hotels, financial services, government, retail, and more. Let’s look at a few examples of different Android form factors:

Premium devices are great for knowledge workers that require additional features and more powerful hardware. Or as customer facing devices where a superior quality look and feel is needed.

Ruggedized devices are designed to operate in harsh environments and conditions, where drops, strong vibration, extreme temperatures and wet or dusty conditions may be common. These can be great options for factory, field, and task workers.

Purpose built devices are great for enterprises with unique requirements that can not be met by the typical consumer device. Android manufacturers offer a number of these types of devices such as devices with built-in barcode scanners for inventory purposes. Or Android-based point-of-sale systems for retail.