Technology News: Are You Ready for Android OS Migration?

When Windows® Embedded 6.5 reaches its end of support in 2020, and Windows® Embedded Compact 7.0 reaches its end of support in 2021, Microsoft will no longer be providing:

  • Technical support for problems that may occur.
  • Bug fixes for issues that are discovered and that may impact the stability and usability of the server.

This means you have a choice to make. Migrating your outdated Windows® devices to Android compatible hardware can allow your warehouse and its workers to operate faster and more effectively. To compete in a new warehouse environment in which e-commerce has raised delivery speed expectations, you need to quickly train front-line workers to fill orders more efficiently. Outdated Windows® devices running green-screen applications aren’t designed to match the speed and volume of today’s on-demand economy.

In contrast, modern Zebra Android touch-screen devices are designed for a faster, more flexible operation that improves warehouse performance in four areas:

Greater order-fulfillment speed. The intuitive Android user interface and modern touch-screen technology combine to yield 40% faster data entry1. And the Simulscan multi-barcode solution captures multiple barcodes on a label with a single scan.

Higher fulfillment accuracy. Empowered with the flexibility to easily add soft buttons, on-screen keypads and photos of products to Android’s larger touch displays, workers can reliably capture barcode data faster, from near and far distances — with 60% fewer errors1.

Faster onboarding. Zebra Android’s familiar, intuitive touch-screen interface cuts training time for both permanent and temporary workers, giving them the confidence to work fast.

Continuous uptime. Fast charging, hot-swap batteries and more reliable Wi-Fi connectivity keep your workers productive. PowerPrecision+ analytics indicate when batteries need recharging or replacement. Mobility Extensions provide an extra layer of enterprise security and LifeGuard for Android extends security support for up to seven years.

Radley’s experts can help you navigate migrating your hardware, devices and even Windows® apps to Android-compatible solutions. Visit our website for more information on Android OS Migration Services.

1In tests using TC8000 versus traditional push-button devices.