Back in March of this year, Silent Circle officially unveiled the Blackphone 2, a souped-up version of the original device that still focuses primarily on security and encryption.
Now Silent Circle has another announcement to make: The Blackphone 2, when it launches later this year, will officially support Android for Work, which allows individuals the option to use their own Android-based device as their work handset by separating their work apps from the personal options installed on the handset. With Android for Work, users will also be able to keep their work profile completely separate from their personal one, making sure that all of the data is segregated accordingly.
Considering the focus on security that the Blackphone 2 offers, its inclusion with Android for Work is not that big of a surprise. Still, it’s a good bullet point for Silent Circle to promote as the launch of the handset gets ever closer. As a refresher, the Blackphone 2 features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor under the hood. It boasts 3GB of RAM and a battery measured in at 3060mAh. On the back, there’s a 13-megapixel camera, with a 5MP front-facing shooter on the other side. It’ll run Silent OS over Android. Silent Circle has previously said the device will retail for $629.
On another note, Google has recently announced that its laundry list of businesses and other entities that support Android for Work has grown significantly, with the inclusion of 40 more companies, ranging from wireless carriers, app makers, manufacturers and more.
That includes the likes of AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, Bell Canada, Rogers, and others.