Within the next five years, companies using handheld enterprise devices will have to move from Windows to Android, which will be one of the biggest industry platform shifts ever.
Microsoft has begun to slowly phase out from their Windows mobile and CE Operating Systems and therefore will no longer have automatic fixes, updates and security patches which puts you in at a risk of security breach. Microsoft recently announced they are ending support for all, existing Windows OS devices in 2020. Switching to a new platform before then, will future proof your business but also provide the best chance for a seamless integration.
Android is the mobility powerhouse that is used by billions of people across the world. Widely found on a number of devices from smartphones, wearables, mobile computers, tablets and more, making Android the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Some reasons for the switch includes the fact that many businesses expect industrial handhelds to have a similar user experience as smartphones. The ease of use of Android, not to mention the familiarity with it means it is a logical choice when it comes to selecting a mobile operating system for businesses. This will result in lowered training cost, more modern and optimised touch applications, the flexibility to develop their own apps for workers and clients. Resulting in an easy transition to Android.
There are millions of handheld devices that delivery people, store clerks, warehouse workers often carry to manage inventory, process orders and verify delivery. These are commonly found in
- Manufacturing Industries
- Transportation and Logistics
- Retail and Healthcare
With new Android hand-held devices you can,
A new scanning workflow that is complemented by Android ease of use, helps warehouse workers gain an extra hour every day. Apps can be built and developed easily since it is a very common platform for many applications.
Wider Range of device choices
There is a range of Android devices that are built for different needs. From life on the road, the shop floor to the warehouse, choose from small, lightweight, pocketable handhelds to rugged devices built for tough environments and heavy usage. Allows users to take advantage of great choice in price point, customizations, ruggedization options and form factors from different device manufacturers.
Benefit from maximum flexibility and customisation
Utilities and tools can be customized to meet your business needs. This will help you transform Android to a series of must-haves for workforce mobility that makes it easier to roll out and manage the devices, protect the integrity of the apps, devices and data, improve communication between your teams and help your people do more in less time.
Android is a popular consumer operating system for its user-friendly interface. This ensures it’s now quicker and easier to train staff, deploy new devices, and eliminate communication barrier.
A reliable Enterprise Mobility Management. When a configuration or update is pushed, all Android Enterprise devices will support and execute the relevant requests with no user intervention.
Powerful Enterprise Security
Keep your devices, data, and apps safe through app sandboxing, exploit mitigation and device encryption.
Simplified Mobile device Management
Different third party solutions are not required to facilitate security and app deployment for Android. Android for work allows silent app installs and uninstalls of work apps and supports enterprise VPS on a per-app basis.
Mobility has been critical to digital transformation for enterprises. With the retirement of Microsoft mobile operating system and the rise of Android in the business world, businesses need to look at transition to Android devices. Android has become increasingly attractive to app developers, so you can expect many apps to enter the market during and immediately after the transition from windows Handheld. Android powers a mobile, connected workforce, with multiple layers of security, comprehensive management and a range of devices to fit any job.