Samsung teaming up with SAP to bring Android phones to the enterprise market
It looks like Samsung will be among the first Android manufacturers to seriously try to tap into the corporate market. The South Korean giant reportedly plans to team up with German-based SAP AG, the world’s largest developer of enterprise-management software.
According to The Korea Herald, Samsung and SAP are going to announce their partnership at MWC 2012 in Barcelona next week.
SAP is also collaborating with Apple and RIM, and now wants to work with Samsung because the Korean company is the world’s largest Android vendor.
Following the partnership with SAP, Samsung’s Android phones should be “safer to use as corporate tools”, featuring e-mail encryption, and “device-management systems that remotely update software and toggle phone functions such as switching the camera on and off.”
We’ll bring more on this as son as official details are out.
(Galaxy Ace 2, one of Samsung’s latest Android smartphones).
HTC, another major Android maker, is also planning to win corporate hearts in the near future – by partnering with IBM.