General Dynamics GD300 is a Wrist-Mounted GPS Unit that Uses Android

August 9, 2010
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The United States military seems to love Android. We couldn't be happier with the union, truth be told. We know the two entities will go a long way to further each other's lives. We've already seen the results of an application showdown, and now we get to see our first glimpse of a wrist-mounted GPS unit that will allow soldiers out in the field to keep tabs on their unit, as well as up-to-the-minute GPS imagery.

The GD300 (we'll go ahead and assume that that GD at the beginning stands for General Dynamics) packs Android inside of it, and it's as durable as you might expect from looking at it. It packs a 600MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor under the hood, features 256MB of RAM, an has 8GB of internal memory. It also has a 3.5-inch touchscreen that's "glove ready." We think that may mean resistive touchscreen, but we can't be sure -- but it wouldn't be surprising. The resolution of the display is 800x480. Sure, nothing stands out in of itself, but let's face it: Android's out there, in the field, getting ready to put in work. How awesome is that?

[via Engadget]


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