Last week, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 Mobile is dead, if you have had your rugged hand held devices for a few years, and they are running windows, then they are probably running, one of the following windows operating systems with the end of life dates coming soon…
- Windows Embedded CE 6.0 will be end of life – 10th June 2018
- Windows Embedded 8.1 HandHeld will be end of life 9th June 2019
- Windows Embedded 6.5 Hand Held will be end of life 14th January 2020.
2020 sounds a long way off, however if you consider the age of your devices in the field, you probably need to be building out a plan today for the day when they will fail, and you will not be able to repair them or replace them with a device which supports Windows Mobile.
INTERDEV has solutions for ANDROID and IOS.
Both operating systems offer a familiar smartphone experience, making the transition easier as it is familiar to almost any user.
Mobile device manufactures who have come from the rugged handheld space such as Honeywell and Zebra, have chosen Android, however Honeywell, also supports IOS by offering a range of solutions for enabling rugged barcode scanning capabilities to iPhones and iPads.
Samsung the leader in consumer Android products also has a product which is a cost effective rugged tablet. INTERDEV is a Honeywell, Zebra and Samsung ISV partner, we can assist you with selecting the right device for your business.
To find out more about the demise of Windows Mobile 10 check out the following article – Microsoft to stop developing Windows 10 Mobile to find out more about INTERDEV Driver and Delivery management solutions contact us now