Tuesday July 19, 2016

U.S. Army Dumps Android For iPhones

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command is switching all of their tactical phones to an iPhone 6S. These "tactical assault kits" are used for unit tracking and viewing intelligence. Sources say Android always freezes up and that the graphics on Apple phones are "clear, unbelievable" in comparison.

The iPhone 6S will become the end-user device for the iPhone Tactical Assault Kit آ– special-operations-forces version Army’s Nett Warrior battlefield situational awareness tool, according to an Army source, who is not authorized to speak to the media. The iTAC will replace the Android Tactical Assault Kit. The iPhone is "faster; smoother. Android freezes up" and has to be restarted too often, the source said. The problem with the Android is particularly noticeable when viewing live feed from an unmanned aerial system such as Instant Eye, the source said. When trying to run a split screen showing the route and UAS feed, the Android smart phone will freeze up and fail to refresh properly and often have to be restarted, a process that wastes valuable minutes, the source said.