• Andrew Eagan

Why You Should Migrate to Android

With the end of support for #Windows legacy operating systems in 2020, thousands of companies across the enterprise mobile computing industry are upgrading their mobile devices and migrating from Windows Embedded Handheld to #Android. It is critical for organizations using these legacy Windows operating systems to migrate to Android to avoid a potentially hazardous experience. Although enterprises can continue to access these operating systems after the end-of-life date, there is an incredible risk. Security updates will be discontinued, leaving devices vulnerable to data leakage. Resources and articles will no longer be available. Most importantly, support will completely cease for these operating systems.

As businesses look to modernize their technologies, Android has become the top operating system for rugged devices. Here are three reasons companies should make the switch to Android:


  1. Ease of Use As of June 2019, Android is the most popular operating system in the world, which means there is already a good chance that your employees are familiar with it. This reduces the amount of time it takes to get acclimated with the new device. Android’s simplicity reduces worker training requirements.

  2. Customization and Flexibility Android is an open source OS with an app store, global network of developers, and endless online resources offering sample code. This makes migrating apps to Android much easier and less costly.

  3. Data Security Android is powerfully secure enterprise-grade OS, thanks to Zebra’s Android devices. Zebra’s Android devices come with a complete set of Mobility Extensions and utilities that give you complete control of your devices, apps, users, and connections.

Surviving the end of life for legacy Windows support for handheld devices might be complicated, but the right rugged device management solution can make a difference. Contact WNS to find out more.

17746 Old Excelsior Blvd

Minnetonka, MN 55345

Phone: (952) 249-1999

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