Mobile OS for barcode - Windows Handheld 6.5 or Android 4.0

Startbeitrag von DW am 09.10.2017 19:05

Hello All,

I doing research for a barcode scanning app to scan boxes in and out no inventory.

I am looking at Honeywell hand held computer Dolphin series 60s or 70E.

Which OS would you prefer Windows Embedded 6.5 or Android 4.0

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Dennis W


Hi Dennis

as often, it depends...

It depends mostly of what you need in your application on the handheld.
If it is always waiting for a barcode and therefore the barcode reader can be used in wedge mode (ie, as if the data was entered via keyboard), then go for the android version, where you'll have all the new android functions. Of course, check first that your handheld DOES support the wedge mode :-)

However, if you need the barcode scanning to be able to INTERRUPT another process when there is a scan, then you need the equivalent of the serial port method used in windev, and it's more complicated (these function do not exist in the android framework, and I'm not sure if they do in CE). In that case, you need to first have a look at the sdk offered on both side and see how/if you can use it in android code/windows CE code. That case may not be trivial.

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 10.10.2017 12:16
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