Motorola Solutions expands enterprise Android portfolio

Motorola Solutions expands enterprise Android portfolio

Dec 19, 2013

Motorola Solutions, a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, recently announced four enterprise mobile computers running the most popular version of the Android operating system (OS).

The devices include the new, pocket-sized TC55 touch computer, which merges the features of a traditional enterprise-class mobile computer with the form factor and functionality of a smartphone.

MSI also announced updates to software offerings, including Extensions (Mx) by Motorola Solutions security features, and the fourth generation of RhoMobile Suite’s cross-platform development framework. This suite of technologies and development tools will help businesses adapt, integrate and secure the consumer-focused Android OS for enterprise customers.

The new TC55 touch computer combines the best features of a traditional enterprise-class mobile computer with the form factor and functionality of a smartphone running the Jelly Bean version of the Android OS.

Designed for the field service, merchandising and direct store delivery (DSD) markets, the TC55 offers an advanced capacitive 4,3-inch high-resolution touchscreen, which is brighter both indoors and outdoors, and dynamically adjusts to the environment enabling input with a bare or gloved finger or a stylus – even if the screen is wet.

The TC55’s suite of high-performance data capture features can help mobile workers better serve their customers and improve efficiency by capturing bar codes, signatures, documents, photos and videos with ease.

With IP67 sealing and the longest battery life in its class for dependable full-shift power, the rugged TC55 is built for a full day in the field. The TC55 is being certified under GCF and will be unlocked, so it can be used on all carrier networks across Europe and Africa. Leveraging Motorola’s voice leadership, the TC55’s speakerphone is four times louder than traditional smartphones and offers dual microphones with noise-cancelling technology that delivers outstanding clarity at both ends of a call.

Motorola is expanding the industry’s largest portfolio of purpose-built Android-based devices with the introduction of the ET1, MC40 and MC67 enterprise mobile computers running the Jelly Bean version of the Android OS, fortified with Mx enhancements.

The Jelly Bean version of the Android OS provides new features important to enterprises including security enhancements, better graphics support, and improved logging and support capabilities.

Motorola mobile computers with the Android OS can run Android applications that have been developed natively or with alternative frameworks such as RhoMobile Suite. Motorola provides a full software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to easily develop and integrate enterprise data capture features on Motorola’s Android-based mobile computers.