BlackBerry and Google partner to boost Android in enterprise
BlackBerry may not be the most beloved name in mobile at the moment, but it’s hard to deny that the company continues to shine in Enterprise security. There was a time when even the most secure government agencies in the world would only trust BlackBerry, and given the recent trend to move things to iOS lately, BlackBerry needs to find new ways to exist. Android may not be so famous for its enterprise security, but that’s about to change.
BlackBerry and Google have just announced a very interesting partnership. We’re not sure if this is the whole reason for the “AndroidSecuried.com” acquisition that happened yesterday, but the idea is to marry BES12 with the new security features of Android Lollipop. This would give companies more teeth in mobile security, better device management, and easier deployment of enterprise apps for Android devices. BES12 already supports Lollipop, allowing companies to lock down certain aspects of a company phone, but this marriage would integrate Google Play for work.
It could also be that this partnership will help BlackBerry ease its enterprise customers on a BlackBerry phone running Android, but time will tell.