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Introducing Strike Alpha Car Phone Cradles for the Latest iPhone 11 Lineup

Posted on September 11, 2019

Apple, the tech leader in cutting-edge technology, has announced its latest flagship: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. For this year’s iPhone 11 lineup we’ll be seeing longer battery life, high-grade Bionic chip and a redesigned camera.


iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max


The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are running on a powerful A13 Bionic chip. Their latest A13 processor provides unparalleled speed and power efficiency. Their latest flagship promises to extend battery life by 4 to 5 hours. Apple made sure that their processor upgrade can handle the tasks its users face daily.


Apple has never compromised the aesthetic of their phone upgrades and presents the latest lineup to the world with sophistication. The iPhone 11 is available in six colours: red, black, white, yellow, green, and purple. The iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max are available in an elegant midnight green, space grey, silver and gold.





One new feature that sparked criticism from smartphone users is its odd triangular-shaped triple rear camera for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Its triple camera is comprised of an ultra-wide, wide, and telephoto lens – giving iPhone users a pro-level experience.


Strike Alpha iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max Car Phone Holders


From left: Strike Alpha Car Cradle for iPhone 11, Strike Alpha Car Cradle for iPhone 11 Pro, Strike Alpha Car Cradle for iPhone 11 Pro Max


Strike Alpha iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max phone cradles are now available for PRE-ORDER.


Strike strives to provide the best hands-free driving experience for every smartphone user. With Strike Alpha iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max car mounts, iPhone users can listen to their favourite music and drive seamlessly while using their navigation apps.


The Strike Alpha iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max vehicle docks are equipped with fast charging and signal boosting capabilities. The DIY version can power your iPhone 11 by up to 2.4 amps while the Pro-Install version can charge your iPhone 11 by up to 3 amps. Data pass through connection is also made possible with this feature.


To further provide smartphone users convenience, Strike Alpha iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max wireless charging phone holders are also available. With the wireless charging vehicle mounts, iPhone users can automatically charge and dock their iPhone 11 while on the road.


View our powerful line of Apple car phone holders here.


Check out our high-performing antennas to boost your signal here.




About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

New Release: Strike Alpha Cradle for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1"

Posted on September 05, 2019

Strike Alpha vehicle dock for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1” (2019) and Strike Alpha Rugged Tab A 10.1” case available now!


Samsung has launched earlier this year the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1” (2019). The new tablet device aims at giving entertainment for all with its big cinematic screen and binge-worthy battery. Tab A 10.1” is perfect for business and family use. You can use your favorite applications and binge-watch the latest series with the family for long hours of usage.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Strike Alpha Tablet Cradle for Strike Rugged Case


Mount your Galaxy Tab A 10.1 in the most convenient locations at your home or vehicle with the Tab A 10.1 tablet cradle. The Strike Alpha Tab A 10.1 tablet holder is engineered with the universal AMPS pattern to provide compatibility with a wide range of mounting solutions. Strike also offers a Galaxy Tab 10.1 magnetic charging cradle and a lockable magnetic charging cradle – both in landscape versions.


Travelling to a public place and bothered to leave your tablet in your car? Securely lock your Galaxy Tab A 10.1 vehicle dock with a key, and you’ll never have to worry about leaving your tablet device in your vehicle at crowded places with the lockable version.


Pair the Strike Alpha Galaxy Tab A 10.1 car phone holder with a high-quality case! The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 case from Strike will further protect your phone from accidental damage and scratches.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Case


The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 case from Strike is ideal for family use and people with an active lifestyle. You’ll never feel troubled about your kids accidentally dropping the tablet and playing with the device too much with our Tab A 10.1 case. The Strike Galaxy Tab A 10.1 case is one of the best to provide your tablet with the ultimate protection.


The Strike Rugged Tab A 10.1 case is made with a dual-layer feature. Its inner layer is made of high-quality silicone while the outer layer is made from impact-resistant hard PC outer shell. The rugged quality of the Tab A 10.1 case is a practical option for enterprise use since it also meets military drop-test standards.


The Strike Rugged Tab A 10.1 case is also designed with a built-in kickstand. With this, you can conveniently use your tab for work or even while on a plane. You can also binge-watch with your friends and family on your desk.


Check out this video of the Strike Rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 case.



View more details about the Strike Alpha Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet cradle, magnetic charging cradle, and lockable magnetic charging cradle here.




About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

Samsung’s Intent on Rugged Device Push

Posted on September 02, 2019

Samsung Australia included in their strategy their intent on targeting the rugged devices market at the launch of their latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 10. Samsung has given much thought in passing on some features from their premium devices to their rugged devices. With this strategy, Samsung believes they can compete with the strong competition in the rugged device market among Zebra, Honeywell and Panasonic.


Samsung Knox Platform


Samsung offers if not equal, better security and intrusion protection ratings because of its Knox platform compared to the traditional rugged device. The Knox platform is specifically built for Samsung devices to prevent its users’ phones, tablets, and other devices from intrusion, malware, and threats.


Another big factor Samsung considers that will take them far in the rugged device market is their rich business-friendly features. Samsung understands its consumers’ needs for B2B devices that can solve real time business problems. One feature from the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus is its ability to translate handwritten notes to Microsoft Word documents.


A future with an expanded range of Samsung rugged devices is foreseeable as said by Samsung executives. Not only will they bring more rugged devices, but also features that are usable for mobile point-of-sale facilities which will allow Samsung devices to be tap-and-go payment portals.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus with S-Pen


Samsung aimed their latest flagship at busy professionals. The Note 10 and Note 10 Plus present an impeccably elegant and slim design with an improved S Pen. The S Pen now offers a wide selection of functionalities. Aside from turning handwriting into text, the S Pen allows you to control your device through clicks and gestures as well as edit your photos and videos.


Samsung has started communicating with channels around rugged devices and are focused on companies in the industry of transport and emergency services – industries that have early demand for rugged devices. Ingram Micro supports Samsung’s push for rugged devices.


Stay Connected Wherever You Go with Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ Car Phone Cradles


The Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus vehicle docks are suitable for lifestyle and business. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ car mounts will keep you protected and fully compliant with road laws. You can also choose from the DIY, PRO-Install, and Wireless Charging versions available.


The Strike Alpha Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ offer secure charging and signal boosting so you can always do business while on the go. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus vehicle mounts can power your phone by up to 2.4 amps with the DIY version and 3.0 amps with the Pro-install version.


Worry less about areas with weak cellular reception with its signal boosting capabilities. By simply connecting its internal passive antenna to a reputable external antenna like the Strike B2 Heavy Duty Bullbar Mount, you can acquire a gain in your mobile signal. View the variety of external antennas here.


Check out our powerful range of Samsung car cradles here.



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

RAM Mounts Intelliskin for Samsung Galaxy Tab Devices

Posted on August 30, 2019

RAM Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 IntelliSkin™ w/ GDS™ Technology (RAM-GDS-SKIN-SAM23), IntelliSkin for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (RAM-GDS-SKIN-SAM43), RAM Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 8.0 Powered Cradle (RAM-HOL-SAM7PU)


What is Intelliskin?


Protect your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, Galaxy Tab 10.5, and Galaxy Tab Active 8.0 device from unwanted drops and damages with RAM Mounts’ Intelliskin.


Intelliskin is a part of RAM Mounts’ line of GDS Technology. GDS Technology offers a complete and powered package for a wide range of Samsung and Apple tablet and phone devices. GDS Tech promises to provide protection, charging and data syncing – the perfect solution for industries such as fleet transportation, agriculture, public safety and more. With this technology, you can stay connected wherever you go.


Give your Galaxy Tab A 10.1, Galaxy Tab 10.5, and Galaxy Tab Active 8.0 tablet device added protection with Intelliskin. Intelliskin is a high-quality rugged outer shell that is suitable for lifestyle, business, and enterprise use. Intelliskin offers a protective sleeve that can secure your tablet device from damage even in the most demanding environments. Its design also allows all your device’s buttons and features (power, volume, camera, flashlight) to be accessible while mounted.


Intelliskin is engineered with drop protection and with military-grade specifications to withstand shock and impact. This protective sleeve is also MIL-STD 810g drop-certified, so you’ll never have to worry about acquiring costly damages from accidental drops.


Additionally, the Intelliskin range is also engineered with Pogo Pin Technology – ensuring compatibility with the whole GDS Ecosystem range. Its unique design also aids in protecting your device from constant plugging from device ports.


Interested in using Intelliskin for your tablet device? View the wide range of RAM Mounts products available here.



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

What is the Best Tablet Holder for Your Rugged Device?

Posted on August 28, 2019

Rugged devices are designed for tough working conditions that can withstand high vibrations, extreme temperatures, humidity, and elements such as dust and fog. These are made durable to equip a workforce with the right device needed for a specific industry.


Competition is tough in the industry of rugged devices. Tech giants like Samsung, Panasonic, Motorola, and Dell among others in the industry, fight their way to provide the best rugged device.


If you’re still looking out for a dependable and highly durable tablet holder for your rugged device, the search is over. With the Strike Alpha car cradle, you can secure your rugged tablet device anywhere. You can mount it on your desktop, vehicle and forklifts. Strike has designed car cradles for several rugged tablet devices in the market: Zebra ET55/ET50, Panasonic FZ-L1, Samsung Tab Active2, and Motorola ET1.


Left: Strike Alpha Panasonic Toughbook FZ-L1 tablet cradle
Right: Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 tablet cradle


All Strike Alpha tablet vehicle mounts offer a secure hold and are device-specific to provide a custom-fit for your tablet unit. Strike Alpha car tablet holders are developed with enterprise standards to complement the high quality of rugged devices.


Work applications can sometimes drain your tablet’s battery fast. Strike Alpha tablet holders are equipped with a fast charger to ensure that your device is always charged for mission-critical activities. The professionally installed version can power your device by up to 3 amps while the DIY version can power your device by up to 2.4 amps.


Strike POS mounts are designed with a universal AMPS and VESA pattern – fully compatible with RAM mounting solutions. Strike POS mounts also provide flexible viewing options for your tablet-based POS device. The Strike Steel Tablet Mounting Bracket is made of 3mm thick and high-quality steel, making it the most heavy-duty bracket in the market.


Strike Alpha tablet vehicle docks are designed with signal boosting capabilities. Travelling to a low signal area is not a problem because your tablet device can gain mobile reception by connecting its internal passive antenna with a reputable external antenna. You can achieve better cellular reception with the Strike B2 7dBi Heavy Duty Bullbar Mount Antenna.


Strike B2 7dBi Heavy Duty Bullbar Mount Antenna - Full Black


Heavy-duty devices need heavy-duty protection. All Strike Alpha cradles are engineered to withstand up to 25g in the event of an accident making it a suitable tablet holder for industries such as transport and logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, public safety and more.


Left: Strike Alpha Apple iPad Air (2019) Car Cradle
Right: Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" (2019) Car Cradle for Strike Rugged Case (Landscape)


Check out this video of the Strike Alpha car cradle for Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2.



View the variety of tablet cradles available here.

Thinking about mounting your smartphone? See our line of phone cradles here.



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

An Improved iPhone 11 and What to Expect for Apple’s 2019 Lineup

Posted on August 26, 2019

Apple’s iPhone lineup for 2019 is rumored to be similar to its last year’s release with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Three iPhone models are rumored to be released this year according to an article from the Wall Street Journal.


The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were released last year on September 13 while the newest batch of iPhone models for 2019 is expected on September 10. The same anonymous Twitter account who revealed the names of the iPhone lineup accurately last year has leaked a name for this year’s newest flagship – iPhone 11 Pro, 11R, and 11 Max.




iPhone 11’s Unconventional Camera Setup


Photo from macrumors.com


One of the biggest changes coming in the new iPhone 11 is a triple rear camera setup (wide-angle, super wide-angle, and telephoto lenses) in a triangular configuration housed on a square-shaped camera design. An unconventional model compared to the usual vertical triple or quad camera setup from most Android devices in the market.


Powerful A13 Processor

We’re expecting nothing less with its rumored A13 processor supplied by Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) – Apple’s sole supplier for their processors. The iPhone 11 lineup is expected to have a more competitive processor with the A13 Bionic chip compared to previous A12 Bionic chip. With this new chip upgrade, we’ll see better phone and graphic performance.


Wireless Charging

Apple is catching up with Samsung’s release of the Galaxy S10 line with its wireless charging capability for other devices. With the wireless charging capability of the Galaxy S10, power can be shared to devices that are Qi-certified like the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch Active. The iPhone 11 will be adapting this feature and will soon be able to share its battery with other iPhones and AirPods.


3D Touch

Photo from macrumors.com


3D Touch Technology is a feature for the iPhone’s pressure-sensitive screen. However, this feature has withered since it was not distinctly discoverable for most users. The three new iPhone models are rumored to lack the 3D Touch Technology previously featured in the iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 will be running with Haptic Touch instead – a long press plus vibration feature.


Other rumored specifications:

  • A possible Apple pencil stylus for the new iPhones.
  • We’re expecting a new shatter-resistant glass so hopefully the iPhone 11 will hold better when dropped with an effectively enhanced water resistance.
  • An all OLED iPhone lineup is what Apple is aiming for, but this is yet to happen for 2019. Only the iPhone XR from last year had an LCD display while the iPhone XS and XS Max had OLED high-resolution.
  • No 5G-ready chipset for 2019 but we’ll hopefully see this update on 2020.


Match the Latest iPhone 11 with the Perfect Car Accessory

Strike Alpha iPhone 11 Car Phone Holder


Strike keeps up with the latest smartphones released in the market. Strike Alpha car phone holders for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11R, are available for PRE-ORDER.


The Strike Alpha iPhone 11 car phone holder lets you keep up with your work and lifestyle needs with its fast charging and signal boosting capabilities. With the Strike Alpha iPhone 11 car mount you can stay connected wherever you go!


The Strike Alpha iPhone 11 vehicle dock is equipped with up to 3 amps of charging power so you can listen to your favorite music and use your navigation apps without worrying about battery drain while on the road.


All Strike Alpha cradles are durable and designed to withstand up to 25g in the event of an accident. You can also boost your mobile reception with its internal passive antenna. Just connect it with a reputable external antenna like the Strike B2 7dBi Heavy Duty Bullbar Mount Antenna. View the wide range of Strike antennas here!



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

Why Does Technology Replace Traditional POS Systems?

Posted on August 16, 2019


With the fast advancement of technology, tablets and iPads will soon replace traditional POS systems in the upcoming years. Businesses are keen on providing comfort and convenience on payment transactions of their customers and partners, thus creating innovative solutions.


An identified problem is that many consumers carry less cash-on-hand. Quest Payment Systems, the leading provider of payment technology in Australia, developed tap-on-phone technology to resolve this issue and make transactions faster. Quests presents the tap-on-phone solution, which is beneficial for customers and small businesses that are established enough to accept contactless card payments.


Photo from: www.questpaymentsystems.com


With technology like the tap-on-phone solution from Quest, iPads and tablets are a preferred option for small and large businesses. Small businesses will likely opt for mobile POS since this is a more cost-effective alternative than purchasing POS hardware.


Left: Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Tablet Cradle

Right: Strike Steel Mounting Bracket with RAM Ball Mount with Round Base


As one of the leaders of innovation in hands-free technology, Strike has developed heavy-duty mounts to hold and protect tablet POS systems, monitors, or signature capture systems. Strike POS mounts can be installed on countertops, walls, desks, or any surface. You can save space and prevent tip-overs when you have your POS system mounted on countertops.


Strike POS mounts are designed with a universal AMPS and VESA pattern – fully compatible with RAM mounting solutions. Strike POS mounts also provide flexible viewing options for your tablet-based POS device. The Strike Steel Tablet Mounting Bracket is made of 3mm thick and high-quality steel, making it the most heavy-duty bracket in the market.


Strike Steel Tablet Mounting Bracket is the perfect combination for the Strike Alpha line of tablet cradles. Strike POS mounts and Strike Alpha tablet holders, when used together, are a highly reliable and optimum POS mounting solution.


Strike has developed an enterprise-grade tablet cradle for Samsung’s latest rugged device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2. The Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 tablet holder is ideal for the retail industry since it ensures that your tablet device is safely held even in tough working environments.


The Strike Alpha Galaxy Tab Active 2 tablet cradle comes with a lockable feature to keep your tablet safeguarded wherever you mount it. Check out the lockable version here.


View this video to learn more about the Strike Steel Tablet Mounting Bracket.



View the wide range of Samsung car cradles here.

New Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Incoming

Posted on August 15, 2019


Photo from: expertreviews.co.uk


Only a few android tablets are left in the market. Among these are the Samsung Galaxy Tab series, Huawei MediaPads, Asus Zenpads, Amazon Fire tablets and others.


Fieldfisher LLP, a London-based law firm filed for the Tab Active Pro’s trademark application. The Tab Active Pro’s launch is much awaited over the coming months based on its trademark filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office last June 13.


Not much information is known about the Samsung Tab Active Pro yet, but it’s rumored to run in 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 710 processor making the new device an upgrade from the previous Tab Active models. Its predecessor Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 was powered by an Exynos 7880 processor with only 3GB RAM and 16GB storage. The Samsung Tab Active Pro could be the best one in the Tab Active series yet with a faster chipset.


Similar to the Galaxy Tab Active 2, the rugged Galaxy Tab Active Pro will have S Pen support as well.


A closer look at the incoming Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro:


Strike Alpha car phone holders are coming up to fit the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro and are available for PRE-ORDER. View the Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro vehicle dock here.


The Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro boasts secure POGO charging, signal boosting capabilities, enterprise-grade durability, and can withstand up to 25g in the event of an accident.


The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro will never run out of power on important and mission-critical activities with its built-in fast charger, charging your phone by up to 3 amps with the professionally installed version. Unstable cellular network and dropped calls are no longer a problem when you connect its internal passive antenna to a reputable external antenna.


The Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is an optimum car phone cradle highly recommended for various industries including, warehouse and logistics, retail, health, public safety, and many more.


Additionally, the Galaxy Tab Active Pro car mount is engineered with a universal AMPS pattern at the back of the cradle making it fully compatible with various mounting solutions including RAM Mounts.


The Strike Alpha Galaxy Tab Active Pro vehicle mount also comes in a lockable version to ensure that you can safely leave your Tab Active Pro secured even on public places.


About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

Introducing Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ Car Phone Holders

Posted on August 13, 2019


Tech behemoth, Samsung recently introduced next level power with their latest release of the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. Samsung’s latest flagship is designed for work and lifestyle use – two main reasons for this generation’s smartphone use.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus are packed with features essential for users to achieve more. Their features include fast charging capabilities, laptop-grade storage, cutting edge cameras, and an enhanced S Pen. With these improved features, smartphone users can use the Note 10 and Note 10+ for productivity and creativity.


Photo taken from www.samsung.com


The Galaxy Note 10 is equipped with Samsung’s newly outed Exynos 9825 chipset and boasts 8GB of RAM with 256GB internal storage while the Galaxy Note 10 Plus is packed with 12GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage (expandable up to 1TB). The Note 10 and Note 10 Plus are also 5G ready providing full power speed suited also for gaming use.


Strike Alpha Vehicle Mounts for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus


Left: Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Phone Holder

Right: Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Phone Holder


Strike keeps up with the latest industry trends and continues to provide optimum hands-free solutions for smartphone users. Strike has engineered high-quality car phone cradles for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus that match the sleek and elegant design of these handheld devices. Access your car’s entertainment system and navigation apps safely and legally with the Strike Alpha Note 10 and Note 10+ phone holders.


The Note 10 and Note 10+ car phone mounts are equipped with fast-charging and signal boosting capabilities. The professionally installed version of the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus car cradles provide up to 3 amps of charging power and 2.4 amps for the DIY version.


Another feature of the Strike Alpha Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus car phone holders is their compatibility with the Samsung Dex. Strike Alpha Note 10 and Note 10 Plus car cradles transform your car’s interface into a computer just by connecting the phone holder to the Samsung Dex with a USB Type C cable.


Additionally, all Strike Alpha car cradles are engineered to withstand up to 25g in the event of an accident. The Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus are now available for PRE-ORDER.


View the wide range of Samsung car phone holders here.

Looking for ways to improve your signal while on the road? Check out our high-performing Strike antennas here.



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

End of Life Support for Windows Handheld OS

Posted on August 1, 2019

Photo from: blogs.microsoft.com


Support for Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld bid its farewell last June and soon end of life for Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 will follow pursuit. Microsoft’s prime years soon come to an end despite being a first choice for most rugged devices in the market such as Honeywell and Zebra. Microsoft could not compete with the quick development of Android & iOS – two of the toughest operating system contenders in the market.


End of Life Timeframe for Windows CE & Windows Handheld:

  • June 10, 2018 – Windows CE Embedded
  • June 09, 2019 – Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld
  • January 14, 2020 – Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5

With news about support for the Windows Embedded Handheld reaching end of life, is it time to switch to Android?


Experts are saying that switching to Android is preferable because it’s more futureproof. Many businesses have thought about either migrating to a different OS or purchasing a new hardware. Given the costs of acquiring a new hardware, migrating to a better operating system has been thought of as a more practical and cost-effective solution.


Windows has been the standard operating system for rugged handheld devices, but by now businesses need to plan for an upgrade and change in OS to prevent complications especially since the end of life for Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 is near.


Android has risen as the top operating system contender for rugged devices with Windows no longer in the market for enterprise handhelds. Android evolves with the rugged enterprise market and continues to offer solutions that are adaptable to the trends needed for enterprise use.


Strategize and plan before the end of life comes for Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5. Many businesses have considered Android as the top solution to the end of life of Windows support for handheld devices. Developing applications for enterprise use are easier with Android and is a common platform for several other applications.


With 2020 not being far away, rugged device manufacturers have made the switch to Android OS. Several popular devices are already operating in Android OS like the Zebra TC55, TC51, Honeywell Dolphin 75e, and Honeywell CT50 among others.


Strike manufactures several mobile phone cradle solutions for enterprise smartphones such as Zebra, Motorola, and Panasonic to improve your driving experience and provide daily work solutions. Check out the full list of mobile phone and tablet holders available here!


Send us an email at [email protected] for queries, more information, and quantity pricing.


About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.

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