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The Army to stamp its approval on Android by year-end, iOS devices still need security clearance

0. phoneArena 18 Nov 2011, 06:31 posted on

One of the largest employers in the world, the US Army, is about to stamp its approval on Android devices to appear on its private networks. Unclassified will get the green light by the end of this year, and classified information networks will embrace the little green robot by April of next year...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 06:40 11

1. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


seems i was right when i kept arguing that android was more secure than iOS. uncle sam agrees.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 07:25 6

4. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Uncle Sam does wht the lobbist ask them to do plain and simple

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 08:06 4

7. Tux4g63 (Posts: 118; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Are you a lobbyist? Do you work for Uncle Sam? I would like to believe your statement, but I have not seen anything in the news that states Google lobbied Uncle Sam to choose Android over iOS...

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 08:49 3

8. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


google has a history of serving uncle sam such as giving peoples search history etc. And android is safer than iOS yea sure when u use it as a feature phone i guess 400% increase malware attacks news didnt passed through your eyes

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 09:01 7

9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


400% that equated to 0.00005% of users and almost completely in asia... yup. big deal that one is to uncle sam.

400% sounds like a lot, but its really not when u put it in context.
what u can put in context is that the record for a phone being remotely hacked (without actually touching the phone) from start to finish with information being pulled is 12 seconds... on an iphone.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 09:16 4

12. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i forgot to add that the article that we all keep mentioning about the android malware was written.. what 4/5 months ago? Android is activating at a rate of over 16 million phones a month, so that 0.00005% is probably less than that by now.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 09:53 3

15. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


If November 15 was 4/5 months ago for you than man you are an Android user

Here is the and do read the date and the report
http://globalthreatcenter.com/?p=2492

On the other hand I m happy that they were not chosen I want them to concentrate on consumer.And as long as Apple is sucking out more than 50% of the profit of the industry and the rest are fighting for the change i dont think they have to worry about a million users going to Android

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 12:37 2

18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Posting links for remix is pointless. He refuses to believe anything in there unless its pro android.

It's like trying to debate one of these fox news nut jobs.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 15:09 3

23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


faisal, i was commenting about an article 4 or 5 months ago that was on this site. maybe u didnt get that whole time line thing. oh.. your iphone still having glitches with its clock? :)

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 12:34

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Where are you getting this percentage from?

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 13:46

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You know this part of your talk track is firsts really outdated and 2nd a partial truth.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 09:11 4

11. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


You really think the Army is picking Android because Google gives the government search histories?

Funny man you are.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 09:29 2

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


iOSis secure inside the apple ecosystem, out of it is it, less secure than Android, most other OS's, The army is looking for a device they could use outside of both Google and apple's ecosystem its kinda simple

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 15:46 1

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is funny you mention that.. as in the article.. the not chose the ipad as it didnt fit in the cargo pants.. and the Dell 7 inch did..

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 18:22

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


Blasphemy! There is no use for a 7" tab. Its not the best size

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 21:33

37. douglasman100 (Posts: 24; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


i could of swore it was the dell streak because it is discontinued and dell has a huge stock of it

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 07:08 5

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Truth be told, Apple's exposure occurs from its supply chain potentially introducing trapdoors and other malware into the iDevices. Apple may have to decide what it wants more - additional sales into government agencies, or high margins.

I suspect there will be more Android devices in use at federal government agencies than iDevices.

Interesting how RIM is losing market share everywhere you look.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 08:02 4

6. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yes.. yes they are. QNX needs to launch yesterday. And they need to bring down these margins on these phones. Their profit margin is 2nd to apple per handset. Great, that works for apple, they have a high demand. RIM doesnt.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 07:09 7

3. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Like I said a couple of days ago..all iphones to date are not business savy---purely for fun and games, facebook, angry birds, texting, talking, pictures.....etc,,,not business capable--

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 09:41

14. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Wrong

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 21:35

38. douglasman100 (Posts: 24; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


^wrong if your sending 100's of emails a day a touchscreen keyboard wont do it

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 12:36

17. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Yet more business users use iPhone than any other phone. Weird how fandroids claims are always totally the opposite of what all the data shows.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 17:51 2

29. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Yes u r right..a lot of business users do use a iphone...but its there fun..toy.pleasure phone..they have a BB as there primary phone...Didnt Steve Jobs get a photo snapped of him with a BB...how soon do we forget....it it were a business capable phone the government would have snatched it up...its not..face it..

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 07:56 4

5. shy2papa (Posts: 313; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


This is just the beginning, Android is just simply the best best Mobile OS around, the only OS that could have challenged android was Web OS it had the best of both worlds, iOS looks and Android guts.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 12:45

19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Android OS is just an iOS imitation.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 13:16 3

20. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


From Wikipedia:


iOS:
"The operating system was unveiled with the iPhone at the Macworld Conference & Expo on January 9, 2007, and released in June of that year."

Android:
"Google purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005.[12] The unveiling of the Android distribution on November 5, 2007"

So if Android was purchased before iOS was even "unveiled" then how the f**k is it just an imitation?

Are you retarded?

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 13:50

22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Let me help you out. iPhone came out in 2007. Android came out in 2008. Over 1 year after the iPhone. It's been well documented that the android team totally redid android to mimic the iPhone both in looks and in OS.

According to your logic anything that came out after 2007 can not possibly be copied by Apple because iOS was in development before it came out. That means iOS notifications are an iOS original.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 15:12 1

24. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the only part of android that was changed was its form factor. it was changed from a blackberry style thing (which was UGLY) to a touch screen/keyboard. layout.
so... the G1 is a carbon copy of the iphone huh? lol how is that slide out iphone keyboard and 3g service on the original iphone? MMS? multi tasking? email service? oh.. wait..

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 18:14

31. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


How's your multitouch, and app store?

Oh wait was multitasking invented by android along with mms and 3G?

Let's ignore all the other phones that had those features.

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 04:26 1

35. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


taco, unlike you who thinks steve job invented everything, we arent trying to pretend android invented those things. no one even said that. you are pulling it out of your ass, like everything else.

apple didnt invent multitouch, that was around for years. apple also didnt invent apps. if u wanna call a centralized app list, an "invention", suuuuure.. if its that important to u.

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