Android devices to help U.S. Census takers with future head counts
As a test for the 2020 census, smartphone wielding bean counters will be in Savannah, Georgia, and in Maricopa County, Arizona this year to knock on the doors of those who don't fill out a census form available on the internet. Additionally, those in Savannah and in South Carolina will be able to fill out the census anywhere by using their own personal smartphone and their address. Usually, a special government-generated number is needed to complete the questionnaire.
Last year, a test run took place in Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland. The census takers were armed with iPhones to handle the follow-up visits. But Census Director John H. Thompson said Android flavored handsets will be employed this year. "Everything will be on those smartphones. No paper," he said.
source: AP via AndroidAuthority