Log in

View Full Version : U.S. Army Evaluating Three Smartphone OSs, Will Chose Two For Adoption

Richard Chao
07-19-2011, 09:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.wpcentral.com/u-s-army-testing-windows-phone-android-and-ios-will-choose-two?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+wmexperts+(wpcentral)' target='_blank'>http://www.wpcentral.com/u-s-army-t...rts+(wpcentral)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The U.S. Army is wrapping up a six week testing of three major smartphone OSs: Windows Phone, Android and the iPhone, with hundreds of devices and even some tablets."</em></p><p><img height="187" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1311102530.usr117680.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="294" /></p><p>It seems many people are moving towards smartphones these days so it should come as no surprise that the U.S. Army is considering making the same move. &nbsp;A smartphone, if used properly, can have a big impact on the amount of equipment a soldier has to carry while deployed since it is essentially a computer. &nbsp;Maps, GPS, mission information, translation gear, etc. can all be consolidated into one device thereby allowing soldiers to move fast and light or further with more ammo/rations. &nbsp;</p><p>Of the three OSs being considered, Android and iOS devices were well received with WP7 being an unknown. &nbsp;Two OSs will be chosen for adoption. &nbsp;The tests are in the final stages and results should be available shortly. &nbsp;</p>