US army ditches Android for iOS

By Sumit Modi

The US army is rejecting Android phones for 'faster' iPhones.

This move comes after the US Army Special Operations Command decided that the Android Tactical Assault Kit was slow and prone to freezing up. These kits are modified versions of standard smartphones which are connected to a networked Harris radio and run custom military apps. The US had perviously used Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note.

By comparison, the modified iPhone 6s is allegedly faster with a smoother operating system. 

Some apps that the military is using include live maps and one based on a game called BulletFlight which allows soliders to line up an accurate shot taking into account all outside factors.

The US army has used iPod touches in the past with language-learning apps installed, and the US Department of Defence said in 2013 that iOS 6 devices were secure enough to connect to Pentagon networks for low-level security clearance work.


Follow @BizReviewUSA and @NellWalkerMG

Read the July issue of Business Review USA & Canada here


Featured Articles

Top 10 easiest countries in the world to do business

Business Chief takes a look at the top 10 places in the world to do business, according to TMF Group's Global Business Complexity Index (GBCI) for 2023

Patagonia Chair Charles Conn on becoming an imperfectionist

Entrepreneur and Patagonia Chair Charles Conn talks to Business Chief about rethinking strategy amid uncertainty, and why an imperfectionist approach works

Top 10 most valuable brands in the world – Amazon to TikTok

Business Chief takes a look at the top 10 most valuable brands in the world, according to Brand Finance, which puts 5,000 major companies to the test

Four priorities for new Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino

Leadership & Strategy

Top 10 shifts transforming organisations – McKinsey & Co

Leadership & Strategy

Top 10 fastest-growing jobs in the world according to WEF

Technology & AI