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RuggedInformer: Year in Review 2018

A collage of articles from 2018

2018 was a great year for us here at RuggedInformer.com. We produced close to 100 high-quality articles and grew our user base extensively. To summarize the year and to make it easier for you to catch up if you missed something, we’ve collected some of the highlights below.

A big year for Android

2018 was a big year for Android. The operating system released its 9th version Android 9.0 (Pie), celebrated 10 years, and IDC forecasted Android-based rugged devices to grow at 23% annually. Check out the articles below:

Google begins to rollout Android Pie (9.0)

Android celebrates 10 years of sweetness

Android-based rugged devices to grow at 23% annually

Android 9 logo

Ruggedness testing and guidance

This year, we published several in-depth guest blogs written by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer from RuggedPCReview.com. In one article he described how they test rugged computers in detail and why they take things apart.

Read the article: Product testing: Why we take things apart

We also highlighted how to choose the right equipment to get a complete rugged solution for your specific task.

Read the article: How to choose the right rugged accessories

ruggedness testing

The 5G-hype and fascinating AI-developments

There’s been a real hype when it comes to 5G this year. We’ve heard loads of promises from carriers, but we will have to wait a bit longer to experience true 5G. Find out when to expect 5G, how the technology works and basically everything you need to know here:

Introducing 5G technology

At Google’s annually I/O event, the new features inside Android 9 got a lot of attention. But there were one thing that stole the show completely. During the event, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated Google Duplex which made the audience drop their jaws.

See the video: 7 highlights from the Google I/O event

Google IO event Sundar Pichai on stage

Rugged handhelds explores spectacular Patagonia

A Franco-Chilean team of cave divers used the rugged computer Handheld Nautiz X8 for marine cave surveying in remote parts of Patagonia. Enjoy some spectacular sceneries in this article:

Explorers surveying remote Patagonia with rugged handhelds

Explorers surveying Patagonia

What we’ve been up to On the Road

Throughout the year we gathered content from some of the events we attended. Check out our coverage from the Logistik & Transport – The Nordic region’s leading exhibition and conference for the entire transport and logistics community:

Logistik & Transport 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden

The exhibition hall at Logistik & Transport

Videos that shows how to boost your devices

Since video-content constantly becomes more popular, we’ve produced more of that as well. If your Android device has started to feel a bit slower than usual this video-article is a must for you:

5 tips for a faster Android device

5 Tips For A Faster Android Device 2

Thanks for 2018, and we’ll see you in 2019 with loads of new coverage surrounding the latest within rugged tech!