From now on US soldiers will be armed with Android
posted by Victor H. / Jun 29, 2012, 8:14 AM
Commanders can warn soldiers about dangers moving their way and a new icon will pop up on the map of the fighter’s device. The same warning could come from the soldier for its captain.
“This is a capability we have never, ever been able to provide,” Brigade General John Morrison, one of the people making the Army data network happen said.
The 3rd and 4th Brigade Combat Teams of the 10th Mountain Division, and this means between 1,200 and 1,400 soldiers, will be able to benefit from the system starting from October in Afghanistan.
US soldiers are smart :)
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 8:15 AM 23
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posted on Jun 29, 2012, 9:17 AM 1
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But they should really have considered a phone with even more Battery like the Razr Mazz as they are really gonna need the phone to run for longer and it is true that they won't find the charger or a socket every day..!
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 12:41 PM 2
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So,Now dare you say the android platform is insecure and fragmented?
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 8:17 AM 17
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Stock security and fragmentation are of no concern to organizations that are going to lock everything down anyway. The only reason why an organization like the Army would go with Android is because they can change it to fit their needs. Basically, Linux based systems can be fully customized (with development) to be as secure as you want it, but that doesn't mean it comes very secure when you buy it from the store.
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 9:50 AM 8
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exactly why Android OS is the best OS in the world. It works just about everywhere, for any device. Mobile, appliances, Glasses, Car stereos, you name it... Google nailed it! It's like Windows but for every device, not just PCs.. Google has something special with Android and nobody can stop them! Which is good because nearly everything cool Google offers is free to consumers, that is a company I like backing!
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 12:43 PM 4
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Its the Atrix because of the fingerprint scanner.
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 8:25 AM 7
US Army always chooses the best of the best. :D
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 8:33 AM 8
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Which is why they went with iOS first!!! Look it up!!!
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 12:43 PM 0
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Okay, so if iOS is the best, why are they now going with android? Usually the reason to switch is because what you have doesn't fit your needs or there is something better. On the reasoning for not going with the Razr Maxx, I wonder if it had to do with non removable batteries. Carry a few extras with you & swap out when they die if you're in an area where you're not going to see an outlet for several days.
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 1:19 PM 4
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If Android is the worst, why is it that the best and most respected men and women we have to offer are now using it? The way I see it, the best deserve the best, and Android is the best they'll get. As a former soldier, it is always nice to see the military adopt a new form of secure communication or technological innovation to help strengthen their forces. There is much more to be done with Android from a tactical and technological standpoint than there is with an Apple product. Without open-source software and less restriction in the system, the phone would be unsuitable and ill-equipped to handle what the military expects of it. In other words, Android does what Apple doesn't. The Army has spoken.
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 6:18 PM 2
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Since the military is so accustomed to paying higher, overly inflated prices for supplies and equipment, I'm surprised they didn't go with Apple! John B.
posted on Jun 29, 2012, 8:44 AM 7
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