Within the next five years, companies using handheld devices, will move from Windows to Android Operating System in one of the biggest industry platform shifts ever. Windows Embedded CE version 6, debuted in 2006, represents a majority of all embedded devices’ operating systems. There are millions of handheld devices that delivery people, store clerks, and warehouse workers often carry to manage inventory, process orders, and verify delivery. These devices are most commonly found in:
- Manufacturing Industries
- Transport and Logistics Companies
- Retail and Healthcare.
Microsoft's coming end of support for Windows Embedded is forcing the industry to look elsewhere.