Lenovo, the computer manufacturer, plans to offer Android-powered desktop machines. Android is a popular OS for edge devices and is increasingly used in enterprise systems.
According to a 451 Research report, Android is the leading OS in surveyed enterprises at 41%, followed by Microsoft Windows (26%), Apple iOS (24%), and Linux (8%).
Lenovo states that organizations choose Android due to its cost-effectiveness, developer tools, and security features.
Google doesn’t optimize Android for PCs; instead, it offers ChromeOS for Chromebooks. Lenovo partners with Esper Device Management to create custom Android versions for enterprise PCs.
The first Android-powered system will be the ThinkCentre M70a 3rd Gen, which can also run Windows 11 and Linux.
It features high-end specs and “enterprise-ready” Android 11 with branding customization, peripheral compatibility, quarterly security updates, and three years of support. Lenovo plans to add more Android-powered workstations by the end of 2023, catering to various industries.