Sonim XP8 Joins the Android Enterprise Recommended Program

Sept. 6, 2018

San Mateo, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Sonim Technologies announced today that the XP8 ultra-rugged Android™ smartphone has been validated by Google as a rugged device in the Android Enterprise Recommended program. 

“We’re pleased to recognize the XP8 as part of the Android Enterprise Recommended program for rugged launch. Android Enterprise Recommended rugged devices must meet defined technical specifications and extended lifecycle support requirements that customers expect for their deployments,” said David Still, Managing Director of Android Enterprise Business. “We created the Android Enterprise Recommended program to help businesses choose Android devices and services that meet their needs and make its job easier. We’re excited that Sonim is collaborating with us on making this a reality.” 

Launched in early 2018, the Android Enterprise Recommended program is designed to make it easier for organizations to select, deploy and manage enterprise devices and services.

After a rigorous testing and validation process, the XP8 has met or exceeded an elevated set of rugged standards, requirements and best practices designed to help it handle demanding workloads over a longer device lifetime. 

“Enterprises are increasingly relying on Android as their go-to platform for rugged mobile deployments,” said Sonim CEO Bob Plaschke. “Being accepted by Google into the Android Enterprise Recommended program validates the quality we build into our products and our commitment to delivering industrial- and military-grade devices to those who work in extreme environments.” 

The XP8 has met or exceeded the following Android Enterprise Recommended requirements:

  • Minimum hardware specifications for Android 7.0+ devices
  • Delivery of Android security updates within 90 days of release from Google, for a minimum of five years
  • Certified for ingress protection
  • Rated for drop testing
  • Support for bulk deployment of devices including Android zero-touch enrollment
  • Support for at least one additional major OS release

Sonim’s XP8 achieves rugged durability with extended battery life, while providing critical Android software version updates, consistent features and functionality, and the latest security enhancements. This ensures that enterprise users choosing the XP8 will have a clean user experience, easier deployment, controlled updates and better security, all in an industry-leading rugged device built for harsh environments. For more information about the Sonim XP8, visit For more information about Google's Android Enterprise Recommended Program, visit Android is a trademark of Google LLC.


Sonim Technologies ( is the only US manufacturer of mission-critical smart phone based solutions designed specifically for workers in extreme, hazardous and isolated environments. The Sonim solution includes ultra-rugged mobile phones, business-process applications and a suite of industrial-grade accessories, collectively designed to increase worker productivity, accountability and safety on the job site. Sonim's industry-leading, 3-year comprehensive warranty has redefined customer expectations of rugged technology. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and offers its products with mobile operators around the world.

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