The future in the warehouse is with Android October 31th, 2018

The future in the warehouse is with Android

For years, Microsoft systems ruled the computing world. But Google’s Android platform is taking over as the standard operating system for enterprise computing nowadays.

Today, Android is the most dominant operating system (OS), used in almost 90% of all smartphones. The use of Android though is not solely for smartphones. The percentages of its use in warehouses is growing rapidly, as in 2016 the percentage of rugged devices using it almost doubled than the year before.

Lots of leading ruggedised mobile computers and smartphones, which in the warehouse and in the factory can be used as barcode scanners, are emerging with the Android OS at their core. The benefits of Android for these devices come in the form of faster processing, more storage and memory, and bigger screens.

At this point, Android is proving to be the most nimble, flexible, and adaptable OS when it comes to incorporating smart devices into the workplace. Their ecosystem makes innovation within the space more affordable, and thus more likely.

Zebra for Android

Our partner Zebra paved the way for Android in the enterprise. Android devices simplify operations and automate processes across the warehouse, from goods in to ship out. Zebra has the best and most comprehensive mobile portfolio platform with Warehouse Management Systems that evolve and upgrade to Android. That way, Zebra customers can adopt Android at their own pace, and at the end gain efficiency and increase security. From the TC8000 that quickly scans delivery documents with high accurate results, to the WT6000 wearable computer, Zebra for Android helps to boost productivity and minimises the errors.

Click here to read all about Zebra’s devices for warehouse and contact BlueStar today to get your own.


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.