As Microsoft has withdrawn support for its Windows Embedded CE and Windows Embedded Handheld mobile operating systems, Android has been scooping up market share for rugged enterprise devices. Businesses making such transitions, however, often deal with a number of migration issues, which has led Panasonic to create a new Android-based platform to ease the move away from Windows CE.
Dubbed productivity+, the suite encompasses hardware, software, and support for enterprise migrations to Android. As part of the productivity+ introduction, Panasonic has launched a new rugged tablet to serve as a flagship device for the new approach. The Toughbook A3 is a 10.1-inch slate running Android 9.0 (Pie) and providing the durability features that have made the Toughbook brand arguably the most well-known in the rugged PC category.
Panasonic claims that the A3 is its most powerful Android tablet to date, featuring an octa-core