The US Army to use Android as its Smart phone Platform
Android is going to be ready for war. The US Army has announced that they will be using the Android platform to power their smart phones which will be given to the soldiers to stay connected. The prototype is being called the ‘Joint Battle Command-Platform’ and it will be developed by a non-profit organisation called MITRE, who works for public interest. The SDK for the platform will be out in July for developers to ‘lock and load’ the applications.
Security will be the main concern and the Army would require finding solutions to have a secure and robust platform. Being an open source platform, Android can have vulnerabilities which the Army will need to keep a check on.