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Christian Blunschi

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R.I.P. Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5

Posted by Christian Blunschi on Jan 16, 2020 7:29:27 AM

End-of-Life of Extended Support for Windows Embedded 6.5

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about the most effective and efficient approach to migrating to Android devices, and how there was a great deal of noise in the marketplace concerning the looming end-of-support for Windows CE and Windows Mobile. This week it finally happened, a culmination of rolling end-of-life notices that have been ongoing for the last year and a half. And when the last of those days finally came, a distinctive millennium bug-like silence was in the air as the moment device manufacturers and software companies have been warning us about for the past few years came and went quietly.

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Topics: Android, Terminal Emulation, SmartTE, Modernization, Universal Windows Platform, end-of-life, Windows Mobile

Android Migration: Touch Enabling vs. Modernization

Posted by Christian Blunschi on May 15, 2019 11:09:30 PM

There has been a great deal of noise circulating around the marketplace concerning the looming end-of-support for Windows CE and Windows Mobile. As a result, customers are anxious about moving to an Android platform because of a lack of support for legacy applications.

On the surface, this seems to be a valid assumption, but the truth is, there have been options available to migrate to Android for several years now. Global Android adoption has been nothing short of astounding. Back in 2009, Android was loaded on 1.6% of mobile devices in a landscape that included several other OS platforms such as Symbian, iOS and multiple offerings from Microsoft. In less than 10 years, Android has evolved in a marketplace to become the OS of choice on almost 90% of all mobile devices. With such an uptake rate, the idea that Android adoption is the key roadblock to device adoption seems absurd.
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Topics: Productivity, Terminal Emulation, SmartTE, Smart Keyboard, SmartTiles, SmartMenu