We haven’t heard a ton about Android for Work ever since it was announced back in February, but that’s changing in a big way today. Not only is the Blackphone 2 going to support Android for Work, but so are a ton of new companies.
Google today revealed that a number of new companies that have agreed to back Android for Work, most notably the four major US carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Other carriers that’ve backed Android for Work include Canadian operators Bell, Rogers, and Telus, and Korean operator Korea Telecom. This carrier support means that Android for Work will be put in front of many more consumers than before, with the carriers pushing the program to their business customers.
Android for Work is meant to let consumers use their regular phones for work rather than forcing them to carry two different phones, one for personal use and one for work use. The service works by keeping enterprise data and personal data totally separate on a device and allowing a company’s IT staff to remotely deploy apps to users.
Does your personal phone pull double duty as your work phone or do you have two separate handsets for work and play?