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    Android Phones for the Army?

    From the current defensetech.org blog, there is an interesting piece called "Steve Job's Influence on the Military". Tucked away toward the end of the story, however, is the following information:

    "How many times have we heard of Army generals complaining that they want their troops to have the mobile computing and communications power of an iPhone? Well, as sister site Kit Up! is reporting, the Army is looking to swap its bulky Nett Warrior radio designs for an Android smartphone connected to a secure Joint Tactical Radio System terminal. This makes sense, a modern smartphone, loaded with the right aps can do just about all the things that Nett Warrior’s “17-pound GPS” was supposed to do.

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    So in other words our boys will be rocking a Pip-Boy 3000 or as some would say like the Predator Wrist Computer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niclo Iste View Post
    So in other words our boys will be rocking a Pip-Boy 3000 or as some would say like the Predator Wrist Computer
    Maybe, but I think it will look more like a cross between a cell phone and a Panasonic Toughbook. Am I the only one who wonders if it will run Angry Birds? More to the point, am I the only one who worries about all the current Android security issues? Heck, I'm still uneasy about Predators and Reapers flying around with a keystroke logger in their control systems. Gee, you have to wonder what's next, right?
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    As an associate of mine who was part of Intelligence during one of our wars said. "don't put anything you feel is important on electronics. They always find a way to compromise it." So regardless of what software they use it's going to be at risk in my opinion.
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    And with Android they just have so many more ways to compromise it
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    Can't wait until the Army sends out bulletins advising that all Android phones be updated to the Chocolate Fudge with Nuts and Glittery Sprinkles version
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    Personally I'd hold out for the Pimp-Boy 3 Billion.
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