Migrating from Windows to Android before 2020

Microsoft is ending support for the Windows CE and Windows embedded operating systems in January 2020. This means that organisations that are using these operating systems will not have support after this date. Roughly 5 –7 million legacy Windows CE* devices will be impacted by Microsoft ending support. User’s of these 5-7 million devices will find themselves with little choice but to make the switch to Android.

Key Dates:

June 10, 2018 – Windows Embedded CE 6.0 will be End of Life

June 9, 2019 –Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld will be End of Life

January 14, 2020 – Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 will be End of Life




There are many benefits of making the switch to Android. For example; the workforce will be already familiar with Android operating systems as Android is the main OS in the consumer world, holding over 75.6% of the market share across Europe. Making it easier for the workforce to transfer from Windows to Android, with minimal training needed.

Upgrading to Android devices will also resolve wireless connectivity and roaming issues. With advanced drivers that support far better WiFi connectivity and roaming. This leads to less dropped sessions and an increase in productivity.


As part of our mobile managed service VisionID can provide support and assistance throughout this migration process, making the switch easier. Vision ID’s comprehensive Mobile Managed Services (MMS), delivers full Device Lifecycle Management. Deploying, managing and securing your mobile devices, ensuring that your company is more than ready to make the switch.

Zero Touch Enrolment:

VisionID specialise in Zero Touch enrolment; making large scale Android deployments more seamless and secure. Zero-touch provisioning not only eliminates the task of manual setup of devices but also maintains a consistent corporate policy in place for everyone. Supporting end-users is easy, as employees can just sign in and get access to their work apps and data without any extra effort.

By visionid | Jul 16, 2019 | Blog

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