Time is Now to Switch to Android! Time has run out on the Windows Embedded Handheld mobile operating system. If you still haven’t developed your migration plan, now is the time to get started.
All Microsoft support has ended for most versions of Windows Embedded Handheld, and here are the end-of-life dates for the last supported versions:
July 9, 2019 – Mainstream support ends for Windows Embedded Handheld 8.1, with no extended support available from Microsoft.
January 13, 2020 – Extended support ends for Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.
If you’re running any other version of Windows Embedded Handheld, your Microsoft support options have already expired. If you’re running one of the three remaining supported versions, and you don’t have an extended support contract with your mobile device manufacturer, you’ll no longer receive OS updates or security patches.
No matter where things stand for you, you’ll need to migrate to a new OS as soon as possible. You should also consider switching to Android, as all major enterprise device manufacturers and most companies are doing. It’s the most sensible choice given Microsoft’s eventual exit from the enterprise handheld market and the few cross-grade options for upgrading from Windows Embedded Handheld versions to Windows 10 IoT.
Time is Now to Switch to Android! Fortunately, a migration to Android is more than just a grim necessity. It’s a terrific opportunity to enhance, streamline, and simplify mobile workflows by upgrading to an open and customizable platform with an easy-to-use touch interface that’s immediately familiar to workers. Android reduces training time and makes practically any workflow as simple as tapping an app screen.
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