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    Android OS Gets Battle Tested for U.S. Army


    It looks like 'Andy' has been recruited. The United States Army is testing a prototype combat-ready Android-based smartphone for use on the battle-field. The device is called the “Joint Battle Command-Platform.” A non-profit company called, MITRE Corp. is developing the system, and designing it to be rugged enough for combat operations.

    For the device to pass the rigorous tests to be field-ready, it must have good mapping systems, secure and reliable communications with-in a unit, and an app to help identify nearby friendly forces. One of the primary reasons the Army wants to develop this system is to help soldiers distinguish between friend-or-foe so that they can reduce "friendly-fire" incidents.

    Here's a quote from the BizJournals.com article,
    Soldiers who tested smartphone devices recently at Fort Bragg, N.C., praised the app that identified local friendly forces with blue icons on the map.

    “We can know where each unit is in our platoon,” said Spc. Randy Fite in an article on the U.S. Army website. “It makes the job a lot easier.”
    Wow! Now, that's pretty cool... 'Andy' is gettin Ranger training!

    Source: Android.net via BizJournals.com
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    Seems to me like Android is becoming Skynet.
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    Talking Shoot the iPhone Users!

    Enemy iPhone user detected

    This is a cool idea and it couldn't be done without Andy's open-source platform

    ANDROID FTW!
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    Talk about serving our country..
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    This is awesome.
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    What happens when the enemy inevitably gets the .apk of the file and is then able to find every single American base?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbah427 View Post
    What happens when the enemy inevitably gets the .apk of the file and is then able to find every single American base?
    lol i think its going to have to be a little harder then finding a APK to link into the app. Something tells me deep encryption and sign in(along with whatever else they can think of) will take place... Unless you just wooshed me lol
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    Any talk about the actual phone itself? It would be awesome to have a waterproof and rugged Android phone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff5093 View Post
    Any talk about the actual phone itself? It would be awesome to have a waterproof and rugged Android phone!
    This! I'd be interested!
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