ARBOR Upgrades Its Ultra-Rugged 5-inch Handheld Device to Android 7.0 Nougat

April 03, 2018


ARBOR Upgrades Its Ultra-Rugged 5-inch Handheld Device to Android 7.0 Nougat

The upgraded GT-500 features better performance and operation for businesses to accelerate their IoT deployment.


April 03, 2018 – Taipei – ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, announced an upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat for its GT-500 handheld device. The GT-500 is an ultra-rugged 5-inch handheld computer designed for mobile workers to use in the most demanding industrial applications. Android 7.0 Nougat brings better performance and operation of the system to ARBOR’s GT-500, making it an even better IoT terminal for businesses to accelerate their IoT deployment across all industries.

Get Things Done Faster

GT-500_banner_ogReliable uptime and optimized management of background processes are critical for any enterprise-grade device. Android 7.0 Nougat enhancements include faster system updates, improved notification interaction, split-screen operation, and a revamped settings menu, all helping to make the GT-500 run better and even easier to use. Optimized power management with an improved doze mode, another benefit of Android 7.0, allows the device perform better and run longer between charges.

Reliable and Robust Design

The GT-500 is designed to hold up and excel in the most rigorous working environments. Though engineered to be tough, the user-friendly multi-touch interface, an ergonomic 5” display suitable for one-handed operation, and anti-slip coating design on the backside of the case, allow safe, easy handling and efficient use of the device. The GT-500 is IP67 rated, meaning it is dust and waterproof, and offers impressive 1.2m drop resistance.

Always Connected

In addition to 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to ensure reliable data communication, the GT-500 also features dual SIM card slots to support 2G/3G and 4G LTE bands. The ability to use multiple frequency bands including FDD/TDD-LTE, WCDMA, CDMA2000, TDS-CDMA, EVDO, GSM, and EDGE enables the GT-500 to seamlessly roam across various networks uninterrupted.

When deployed in the field, comprehensive data collection capabilities and constant, reliable connectivity and communication are paramount. To that extent, the IoT-ready GT-500 has an integrated 1D/2D barcode reader, NFC reader, UHF reader and dual cameras to facilitate real-time data collection and processing.


The Verizon-Approved GT-500-V model is also available for North American market. To get a quote for the Android 7.0-based GT-500 and GT-500-V, please contact your local sales representative, or email ARBOR at [email protected]


ARBOR Technology is a global provider of dedicated industrial IoT computing and mobility solutions. ARBOR offers comprehensive system integration, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to develop complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by providing mobility and embedded computing products that make working and living smarter. With ARBOR, there is no limit to how smart your business can be! More information about ARBOR is available at or connect with ARBOR on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook.

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