US Army opts for Android over iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by maflynn, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. maflynn Moderator

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    This is making the rounds of the tech sites
    http://www.tuaw.com/2011/04/24/us-army-opts-for-android-over-iphone/

    This is the major reason why it makes more sense for android to be on an army smartphone rather then the iOS. They can build a specifically designed phone and OS to handle the unique needs for smartphones in combat
     
  2. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    Were they actually ever considering the iPhone? Sounds like trying to make a story out of nothing.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes, they were. However, it doesn't really matter because the iPhone is being used in other parts of the Army and will likely continue to be used despite this "official" endorsement of Android. Ultimately for field operations and Apple's refusal to allow iOS on any other device than an Apple-made device made the decision a no-brainer.
     
  4. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps they decided not to go for it because it took them 10 months to deliver a white iphone... who knows how long it would take them to deliver a camouflage one?
     

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    Want!
     
  7. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    I have to say the iPhone looks pretty good in camo.
     
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    I bet they use those hideous toughbooks in the army too.
     
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    needs to be updated to the current digital print.
     
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    I don't think looking chic is that important out on the battlefield. :rolleyes:
     
  11. oakie macrumors 6502

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    of course it is. it's why i always wore an ascot with my BDUs when out in the field.
     

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