Differences Between Windows Digital Signage and Android Digital Signage
Release Time: 2022.04.07
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When people buy digital signage, they are always entangled in Android digital signage and windows digital signage. So what is the difference between Android digital signage and Windows digital signage?
Here we are talking about the main different features between 2 digital signages according to these 5 aspects.

1. System Stability

Windows digital signage:

(1) The system cannot be customized and cannot be developed in depth. The cost of the genuine system is very high, and the non-genuine one needs to find a way to activate it; 

(2) The version of the software that comes with the system is relatively low, and you need to uninstall and upgrade by yourself or install third-party external software;

(3) All software and programs are pre-installed on the C drive, which increases the burden on the system. Even if uninstalled, there are still a lot of junk fragment files left, which is easy to slow down the system.

(4) Abnormal shutdown can easily cause system crash or file loss.


Android digital signage:

(1) The open source system can be deeply developed and customized. For example, all current Internet TVs are fully developed and customized Android systems, and their stability has been recognized by the market.

(2) It is because of the openness of the system that it attracts a large number of software and hardware technicians. At present, it has supported most of the software and hardware required for office, teaching, entertainment, etc.

(3) The system version is updated quickly, and the software and hardware compatibility problems found in the market are dealt with, and the upgrade is simple and convenient.

(4) The system files are hidden and invisible, not easy to be infected with viruses, and the maintenance cost is low.

(5) There is no need to shut down according to the process steps, you can directly power off and shut down, which will not cause the system to crash.


2. Touch experience

Windows digital signage:

The Windows system is mainly developed for desktop computer applications to meet the needs of office and entertainment. Through keyboard and mouse operations, the Windows 10 system performs better in terms of touch.


Android digital signage:


The Android system itself is born for touch control devices, so it is the best in terms of touch support. Many applications developed based on Android have a significantly higher touch experience than those under the Windows system. The Android system also supports keyboard input and mouse operations.


3. Maintenance convenience


Windows digital signage:

The hardware configuration of the Windows digital signage is similar to that of a PC except for the addition of a touch screen. It requires CPU, hard driver, RAM, etc., most of which are inserted into the interface, which may become loose during transportation and cannot be turned on. There are too many maintenance interfaces, and the manufacturers of these accessories are inconsistent, and the compatibility failures are more prominent, such as blue screen, memory error codes, etc.


Android digital signage:

Android all-in-one hardware is all-in-one integrated package, all hardware is packaged on the motherboard, and transportation will not be loose. And after a long period of professional compatibility and adaptation by the manufacturer, there is no compatibility worry. System problems can be solved by re-upgrading or restore system. The operation process has been greatly optimized and can be completed without professionals.


4. Applications


Windows digital signage:

Because the Windows system market has been used for a long time, the software based on the windows system is also very rich, but some applications are not well supported in the touch environment of the all-in-one computer, and need to be deeply customized by software manufacturers, and the cost and effect need to be optimized.


Android digital signage:


The Android system market application is later than the Windows system. Although the supported applications are not as many as the Windows system, due to the free and open nature of the system, many software manufacturers have added more and more applications after development in recent years. Currently, it supports office softwares. There is no problem in teaching and entertainment. What is more important is that the application development itself is custom developed to support touch, and the touch experience is better than that of Windows all-in-one.


5. Cost performance


Under the same experience configuration, the Windows digital signage is more expensive than the Android digital signage regardless of hardware cost or system copyright issue. This is also a fact that is widely known in the market.


In a word, comparing Android digital signage with Windows digital signage, from the market feedback, Android digital signage system stability, hardware stability, developability, maintenance cost and cost performance are more and more advantageous, and more customers tend to choose Android digital signage. But now, more and more manufacturers developed dual-system digital signages, they have both advantages of 2 systems.

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