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Adumo Post: Adumo turns to Android to enhance payment devices

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In this article, we will explore Adumo’s turn to Android to enhance payment devices. Adumo’s Vaughan Alexander explains why the company has begun offering Android-based Payment devices. You will get complete details and information here so read the article until the end.

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Android is a mobile based on a modified version of the Linux Kennel and other open-source software designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android is developed by a consortium of developers known as the Open Handset Alliance though its most widely used version is primarily developed by Google.

Over 70% of smartphones based on Android open-source projects run Google’s ecosystem which is known simply as Android some with vendor-customized user interfaces and software suites.

The operating system provides a range of capabilities and flexibility on mobile devices, and Adumo is eager to provide its clients with the benefits of their payment devices. Adumo chief technology officer  Vaughan Alexander said that Underpinning our payment devices with an Android operating system is not a brainer.

The ability to support other payment devices will be improved, utilising remote diagnostic capabilities, remote download of new software as well as the ability to train customers remotely. Devices support geo-location, which aids in securing devices and can be used to disable devices if operating from unauthorised locations.

These capabilities rely on the use of the best-of-breed application marketplace and device management system. Adumo will provide customers with a hardened and secure Android-based solution. Penetration testing has been performed and the devices are PCI Council PTS-approved and EMV certified.

Adumo is an official reseller of PAX products in sub-Saharan Africa and provides a range of Pax android devices supporting all merchant use cases. African fintech company Adumo is South Africa’s largest independent payments processor and servicer with over 70,000 clients across 13 countries in Africa.

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In conclusion, Adumo’s turn to Android to enhance payment devices. Adumo’s Vaughan Alexander explains why the company has begun offering Android-based Payment devices.

Current clients will have the option to deploy Android devices although Alexander noted that Linux-based devices will lend themselves specifically to marketing opportunities utilising their multimedia capabilities and the larger touch screens typically provided.

Device options are available with battery support, alleviating challenges with load shedding and a range of communications options e.g. Ethernet, WiFi, 4G, and Bluetooth. Follow us for more updates and stay tuned for social telecast.

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