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From now on US soldiers will be armed with Android

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:14

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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posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:15 23

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

US soldiers are smart :)

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 09:17 1

11. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

also t.r.o.r.i.s.t.s

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 16:58 8

36. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

you're the only troll here and dissing our men and women in uniform.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 18:20 1

40. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Maybe we will start seing those "Gun apps" being used by terrorists.

Ill just use my "Lightsaber app" to counter their bullets.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 12:19 3

19. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Lol yep. I can imagine hipster soldiers running around with iPhones. They'd have to have 3 otterboxes a piece though. :P

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 12:41 2

20. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

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 29 Jun 2012, 12:42 1

22. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)

They are but not because they use android! This may prove to be a very dumb move!!!

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:17 17

2. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

So,Now dare you say the android platform is insecure and fragmented?

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 09:50 8

12. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

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 29 Jun 2012, 12:43 4

24. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

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 29 Jun 2012, 12:16 1

18. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)

Army better use open source because they can build their own security system. Why would they trust Canadian company or ios security if they don't know the person behind it

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:25 7

3. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Its the Atrix because of the fingerprint scanner.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:35

5. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Also because of the 1930mAH battery!

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 13:42

29. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Yeah this phone is pretty good... Until it rains and then it's game over. Should have got a rugged phone with actual mil specs.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 16:59

37. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

that's why i bought my Atrix :) finger senor should be on all motorola phones. just saying

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:33 8

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)

US Army always chooses the best of the best. :D

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 12:43

23. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)

Which is why they went with iOS first!!! Look it up!!!

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 13:19 4

26. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4786; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

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 29 Jun 2012, 13:33 2

27. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

yeah, and then left it behind.. lol..

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 13:56 2

30. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Every masterpiece has it's rough draft.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 16:09 1

33. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)

Android is the worst!!! How can you defend that crap?

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 17:10

38. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Any proves?

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 18:18 2

39. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

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 01 Jul 2012, 15:45 1

58. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)

Then I guess android is a rough draft because it is at the bottom of the totem pole. I would rather have a whackberry than a laggy andddddddddrrrrrrrooooooiiiiiiiidddddd!

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:44 7

6. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

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 29 Jun 2012, 08:52

8. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Ur right LOL.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:49 1

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I wonder which Atrix they chose. Maybe by the time the rollout happens, it'll be he Atrix 3.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 09:07

9. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

I'm 1st BCT Warriors 10th Mountain. I have heard about this going on in the army but didn't know 10th mountain was starting this up...

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 09:14

10. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

FYI, it's 'Brigadier" General not "Brigade".

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 10:07 1

13. Robert235 (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 May 2010)

Army slogan "In Google we Trust".I bet their android gonna have drone control app.Im sure if they went with apple,their location would be sold to terrorist.

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