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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14. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
RAZR MAXX seems like the better option because of its extremely long battery life.
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
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
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.
56. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"There's been more security breaches, viruses, and malware than on a Windows computer."
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 Android phones also go out of date faster than any other smartphones.
46. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Android isn't as secure as iOS."
"Android phones also go out of date faster than any other smartphones."
Do you think it is important for military?
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is not, its a fanboy excuse, under what standard an android phone goes out of date?
50. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
It's not a fanboy excuse. It's fanboy denial from Android fans.
53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Still no arguments, yes, seems that it is only fan's excuse...
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?
31. flipjzn (Posts: 256; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Motorola makes good phone. I had like 3 razrs ;)
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?
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.
41. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
I'm pretty sure Android bootlooping is quite common.
44. Normil (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 May 2011)
Learn what bootlooping means before you spit out non-sense
51. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
Denying the problem does not make it go away.
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.
45. TimTebow (Posts: 70; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
Atrix still kicking ass.
9.5 on phone arena and now fighting wars.
54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Epic marketing opportunity. "The Motorola Atrix, the only phone trusted by the military."