Looks like the green robot has earned itself a decent fan following at Pentagon, the U.S. Department of Defense's headquarters. Android Authority confirms that in addition to having encrypted BlackBerry networks for use, the defense headquarters will also have Android functioning, albeit with conditions, considering that Android is an open source software. Pentagon has specifically stated that the approved Android software can only be used on hardware, which is already running Android 2.2. Fitting the bill is the Dell Venue.
The report further states that, “Pentagon has approved that a version of Android will run on a Dell hardware. This approval truly sets Android a breed apart its rivals – including its biggest competition, the iPhone. The reason why iOS was disapproved is because Apple had a very tight control on its platform. As such, installing DoD discovered that installing third-party security software is not possible with Apple devices.”
Reportedly, Pentagon is already testing and trying prototypes of the smartphones that can be used by them.
Publish date: December 28, 2011 3:42 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:15 pm