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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23 Comments

1. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

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

7. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Police state expands...

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Damn this is bada--.

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Aaaas..

14. iLoveAmexica

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

this community is getting ....

5. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

smart cops/droid cops to robo cops..

6. papss unregistered

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

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

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

10. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

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.

16. andynaija

Posts: 1241; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

17. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Get off my planet.! Please.?

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The last part is reflected in your own posting. Be honest, you played with wording to slander the s5 under a joke cloak.

22. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 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.

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

11. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

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

12. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

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

15. deewinc

Posts: 454; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

23. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Very rich... Lol.

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