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From now on US soldiers will be armed with Android

0. phoneArena 29 Jun 2012, 08:14 posted on

The US Army has been testing a fully online army for almost 16 years now, and finally after those long years, the project is ready for rollout this October when American soldiers…

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posted on 29 Jun 2012, 10:43 2

14. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


RAZR MAXX seems like the better option because of its extremely long battery life.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 11:38

17. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


im sure Its due to the fingerprint scanner, and i am willing to bet money it will ship with a way bigger battery

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 10:51

15. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


I think they are making mistake.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 11:15 4

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


why? fanboy pride reasons?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 02:08

42. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Security reasons.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 12:04

47. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I think you need to check android bud..... most "security reasons" BS is based on how google allows apps to be installed outside of the market witch is something the army can control, android is a powerful tool the army can tweak and hack till they are pleased, unlike other commercial OS's

so go find better reasons PAL

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 13:19

49. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


So those malware and rogue apps got on the market by themselves? There's been more security breaches, viruses, and malware than on a Windows computer.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 06:21

56. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"There's been more security breaches, viruses, and malware than on a Windows computer."

Pure nonsense.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 13:15

57. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Only in denial.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 12:42

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


And why you think so?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 02:09

43. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Android isn't as secure as iOS. Android phones also go out of date faster than any other smartphones.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 11:47

46. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Android isn't as secure as iOS."

Any proves?

"Android phones also go out of date faster than any other smartphones."

Do you think it is important for military?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 12:06

48. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


is not, its a fanboy excuse, under what standard an android phone goes out of date?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 13:21

50. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


It's not a fanboy excuse. It's fanboy denial from Android fans.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 14:58

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Still no arguments, yes, seems that it is only fan's excuse...

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 02:20

55. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Still in denial.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 13:18 2

25. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Some one posted they think the Army is making a mistake, well color me surprised isn't that what happens in life to begin with, mistakes. They researched and chose which best supported their needs and obviously allowed them to build their own optimized eco system with military grade security to boot. Now how about you take your love for all things apple and bury it in the place you see fit.

I don't think the iPhone would make sense because of that non removable battery issue, lack of fingerprint scanner and just being plain too small for those well worn hands of military personnel in the field. Trust me when you use your hands for manual labor a lot, your hands tend to swell up a bit and that tiny iPhone screen would make you want to kill someone, when your index finger is the size of your thumb because of exercises and blocking out the screen and you can't see what you are pressing. Lol. Anyway why so upset apple guys? You have the hipster, and celebrities why add more people to your corral?

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 13:39

28. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


yeah, and the issue of durability..

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 15:07 2

31. flipjzn (Posts: 257; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Motorola makes good phone. I had like 3 razrs ;)

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 15:26

32. Moocracka (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 May 2012)


Gotta call in fire support? Hang on.... phone just started boot looping. How do I get to the bootloader again? Oh yeah, volume down and power? Wait... that didn't work. Try volume up and power? There we go. Okay, hard resetting.... back up. Wait... hands free activation. Yup, we're good. Okay, coordinates?

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 16:37 1

34. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Except I never had a phone boot loop on me until I first downloaded a cracked update then had to revert from that update.

The second time was when I rooted and had to load an older version of the software to get the proper steps done for an ICS ROM.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 02:08

41. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


I'm pretty sure Android bootlooping is quite common.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 09:48 2

44. Normil (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 May 2011)


Learn what bootlooping means before you spit out non-sense

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 13:21

51. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Denying the problem does not make it go away.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 16:57 1

35. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Gotta love our military service choosing the right phone. I also have the Atrix the finger sensor button also what sold me.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 13:22

52. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


When it works.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 10:01

45. TimTebow (Posts: 70; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Atrix still kicking ass.

9.5 on phone arena and now fighting wars.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:26

54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Epic marketing opportunity. "The Motorola Atrix, the only phone trusted by the military."

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