Saturday, 23 April 2011

Army enlists Android for battlefield comms

The U.S. Army is establishing a beachhead on the shores of Smartphone tech, and its got Google's Android operating system in its ranks.

The Android-based Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) gadget is undergoing evaluations and moving closer to deployment, according to a report on the Army Web site earlier this week. The JBC-P Handheld, which is currently in prototype form, is part of a broader effort by the Army to bring more mobile communications capabilities to soldiers engaged in tactical operations.

via CNet

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