Consumer expectations based on smartphones of recent years has raised the bar in terms of innovative approaches to automation and mobility in the workplace.
Enterprise applications demand ever higher levels of reliability, security and ease of use for their business critical devices. Currently, there is a shift in technology in the works but it is still very much evolving. Android is gaining and now has greater than 40% market share in the rugged handheld category (as of Q1 2019), versus Microsoft’s ~50% (mainly Windows Embedded). But the high cost to transition from Windows to Android from an application and support perspective has many enterprise customers wanting to extend current applications for at least one more hardware lifecycle.
This white paper will examine the current state of the Windows legacy operating systems along with what enterprise customers can expect from a support perspective the next 3-5 years.