Every computing device needs an operating system (OS) to function, but not every OS is up to the task of managing dedicated devices like point-of-sale systems, kiosks, digital signage, rugged phones and tablets. This guide will take you through the highest impact considerations when trying to decide between Android and Window for Intel-powered x86 devices.
To meet the growing demand for digital ordering, most restaurants, from fine dining establishments to quick-service restaurants, have transitioned to digital experiences such as online ordering, delivery, and digital self-serve to increase revenue and build customer loyalty among users who expect a digital-first experience.
Most MDMs are built to accommodate smartphones and tablets, but far fewer offer compatibility with mPoS, kiosks, ruggedized devices, smart fitness equipment, and telehealth devices. A smart approach to hardware procurement is key to mobile security, and this process should involve learning whether devices are compatible with your MDM.
Our advice: Keep your end goals in mind when selecting your operating system. While you can cater certain aspects of the overall experience with apps, the scalability and longevity of your hardware fleet will heavily depend on the operating system it runs.