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Dutch police officers to carry the Samsung Galaxy S5 while Dubai officers strap on Google Glass

Dutch police officers to carry the Samsung Galaxy S5 while Dubai officers strap on Google Glass
Dutch website Android Planet got the word that the country's national police has ordered an alleged 35 000 Samsung Galaxy S5 units to replace its officers' old BlackBerries. The fingerprint scanner inside Samsung's flagship phone will help the police take and check fingerprints, while its other capabilities will help with scanning documents and questioning. The phone's dust and water resistance and the built-in Samsung KNOX security suite are a welcome addition to any device that's meant to be worn on duty. Additionally, the Dutch police will introduce its own app for fining individuals and identifying them by fingerprints.

In somewhat related news, the Dubai police force will start using Google Glass to fine motorists on the spot and identify wanted vehicles. It is said that Google's shades are being trialed by the Dubai Police Smart Services Department as we speak. Together with their Lamborgini cruisers, the addition of Glass, which costs $1500 apiece, will officially make Dubai's police the highest-rolling law enforcement in the world.

So, there you have it - smart-watches, smart-glasses, smart-earphones, smart-clothes, smart-appliances... and now, smart-cops. What can we say, welcome to the connected age.

via Android Planet , Connectedly

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posted on 21 May 2014, 06:26 5

1. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 112; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


Police officers with google glass??????????

posted on 21 May 2014, 06:48 3

7. CoastCity (Posts: 139; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Police state expands...

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:17 1

19. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3322; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


And yet some people still don't want to accept that Google is nothing more than a Blackwater (private military contractor) version of the NSA.

posted on 21 May 2014, 06:29 8

2. Anshulonweb (Posts: 320; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


yeah.....Google glass will complement well with their Lamborghini, ferrari, Mercedes.... etc

posted on 21 May 2014, 06:31 7

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8693; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Damn this is bada--.

posted on 21 May 2014, 06:33 3

4. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Aaaas..

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:48

14. iLoveAmexica (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


this community is getting ....

posted on 21 May 2014, 06:36 4

5. marcski07 (Posts: 418; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


smart cops/droid cops to robo cops..

posted on 21 May 2014, 06:39 5

6. papss (unregistered)


But can their s5 stop a bullet? They use them as bandaids if they get hurt I suppose..haha!!

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:08 10

8. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


They chose the best of what's available.
Not no fourth rung device bottom feeder.

Jelly on.

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:20

9. papss (unregistered)


Cute...if that's what it takes to make you feel better about the ugly duckling of the phone industry then whatever lol

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:49 5

10. bbblader (Posts: 580; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Yes,let's get rugged phones,remove the bullet proof vests and have no features that are needed for the police. And tell me how you don't enjoy your windows phone because it isn't bullet proof. Your comment is useless. A phone isn't going to save your life even if it's bulletproof,a vest will.

posted on 21 May 2014, 08:28 1

13. papss (unregistered)


Hey fandroid maybe you can laugh as I did aka a joke and the Nokia phone DID save that cop from taking a bullet. Stop being a retard for a moment and comprehend better.. I swear you fandroids are the most stupid bunch I've ever seen.

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:06

16. andynaija (Posts: 472; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Ehh?!?! http://goo.gl/cLD7aE

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:24

17. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Get off my planet.! Please.?

posted on 21 May 2014, 17:54 1

21. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


The last part is reflected in your own posting.

Be honest, you played with wording to slander the s5 under a joke cloak.

posted on 22 May 2014, 04:59

22. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


So chose nokia because it once saved an a*s. Wow, jealous? Samsung rules the world and your nokia is sold, burried and even the name wont remain. And about windows phone, the no app no games no possibilities with cheap 520/620 making more than 70% of the sales. Go to h*ll and stop mentionning windows f@rt everywhere, no one cares.

posted on 21 May 2014, 17:51 1

20. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Actually, I don't like Galaxy type phones, home button kills me.

You trolled, I trolled, the world is still ok.
Sorry WP fans, my comment wasn't called for.

posted on 21 May 2014, 08:19

11. marcski07 (Posts: 418; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


come on, have some humor.. why so serious? :)

posted on 21 May 2014, 08:19

12. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 151; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Dubai where police drive a Lamborghini and wear Google glasses... ._.

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:49 1

15. deewinc (Posts: 158; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


I see its only in Dubai whereby its better to be police than a civilian.

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:15

18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3322; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Every SmartCop needs SmartPhone or SmartGlass.

Note to Samsung: please replace "Smart" with "S-" and file patent.

Note to Apple please replace "Smart" with "i" and file patent.

posted on 23 May 2014, 04:14

23. refillable (Posts: 641; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Very rich... Lol.

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