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post #41 of 58
Well.. knowing the Millitary goes for the lowest cost effective solution.. Android is a no brainer...
Like others have said.. this WILL be a locked down version with expandability.
Any who... This is good!!
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post #42 of 58
Go Android, Go US Goverment

Yes I am in the US ARMY. smile.gif
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Wasn't the US army going to buy like 70.000 iPads, so that will be canceled?

* Edit 18.000 not 70.000

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-02-13/news/31055293_1_ipads-global-tablet-market-android-based-tablets
Edited by CULLEN - 2/20/12 at 12:47am
post #44 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post

Now awaiting the Apple apologists in 3...2...1

This was posted three days ago, so I doubt it.

I don't know why the expected response is that people will be offended because a company, or in this case, the military, would pick one brand over another, whether it happens to be your preferred brand or not.
post #45 of 58
Seems like an obvious choice.

iPhones are for people who want to look good, not fight wars.
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Im glad, good choice US thumb.gif
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Just thought of it in a different aspect, but this would be a pretty amazing job. I'm assuming they'll be hiring/training people to highly customize the Android OS and then develop their own apps, based on what they need. I'm not sure about you guys, but huge e-peen and irl-peen to be able to say 'I created the Android application that helped the U.S Military to 'x'."
 
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post #48 of 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lareson View Post

Just allows more control to what they need for their field devices. Their version of Android won't look anything like what's available to the public. Fully support them doing this, even though I prefer iOS for myself.

More than likely won't have an app store or any of that other consumers stuff. Just runs whatever they want it to run. Also allows them to make their own devices, rather than using one that's not made for the environments that it would be used in.

Although what's puzzling, wasn't there just an article about the military buying a bunch of iPads?
Quote:
Originally Posted by CULLEN View Post

Wasn't the US army going to buy like 70.000 iPads, so that will be canceled?

* Edit 18.000 not 70.000

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-02-13/news/31055293_1_ipads-global-tablet-market-android-based-tablets

That was solely the Air Force; this is referring to other parts of the military.
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post #49 of 58
Yahhh Take that Apple!

Sorry apple, You cannot sue over this Patent because it is now a matter of Natiuonal Security
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post #50 of 58
It is said that the military can just reflash consumer devices with their customized Android version to limit the costs of hardware development, at least for personal use only. I'd bet that the government will still do create ruggedized mobile devices for mil-spec combat use, though.
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