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Mobile Devices

All mobile devices are supported on a basic level. The table below provides a list of ones recommended for the Carnegie Mellon infrastructure.

We do not list specific manufacturers as the Android OS and Windows OS both run on over 100 devices. Use OS type to help guide your decision for a specific device and talk with your DSP consultant about new and suggested mobile device manufactures.

Mobile Device Recommendations

OS

Device Type

Recommendation

Android 4.x.x (Jellybean)

Android

Encouraged

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Phone

Encouraged

Android 3.x.x (Honeycomb)

Tablet

Encouraged

Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread)

Phone

Encouraged

Android 2.2.x (Froyo)

Phone
Tablet

Neutral

Android 2.1 (Éclair) and earlier

Phone

Discouraged

iOS 6.x.x

iPad and iPhone

Encouraged

iOS 5.0.x

iPad and iPhone

Discouraged

iOS 4 and earlier

iPad and iPhone

Discouraged

Windows 8

Phone and Tablet

Encouraged

Windows Phone 7+

Phone and Tablet

Neutral

Windows Mobile 6.5 and earlier

Phone

Discouraged

Blackberry OS10

Phone and Playbook

Encouraged

Blackberry OS7
(for Exchange users only)

Phone

Encouraged

Blackberry OS6 and earlier

Phone

Neutral

Blackberry OS2

BlackBerry Playbook

Neutral

BlackBerry OS1

BlackBerry Playbook

Discouraged

Symbian OS
Note: The Symbian OS is used for basic phone functionality (e.g. not made for web browsing, robust email or calendar access or other critical business applications).

Phone

Discouraged

webOS

Phone

Discouraged

Table Key

  • Encouraged – Recommended.
  • Discouraged – Not recommended for performance or compatibility issues.
  • Neutral – May be desired, but is not typical in our environment. Talk with DSP for alternatives or recommendations.
For questions regarding your mobile device and compatibility with Carnegie Mellon applications, please contact DSP (dsp@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-6959).