Military

Google Glass testing begins with the US Air Force

Google Glass is currently in a test phase with the US Air Force. Details coming by way of Venture Beat mention the tests are being handled by the "BATMAN" research team at Wright Patterson Air Force Base which is located in Ohio. The BATMAN team is part of the 711th Human Performance Wing and made up of both military and civilian behavioral and technology scientists.

Harris RF-3590 tablet brings Android to the front lines

Harris isn't a name you'll see often on Android Community - it's a communication contractor that works on various government and armed forces projects. But their new RF-3590 tablet is surely an eye-catching machine, especially if you happen to be an active-duty soldier or marine. The Honeycomb tablet is specifically designed to withstand the harsh environments of war, with a huge shock-absorbing frame around a 7-inch screen. Mil-spec construction makes it practically waterproof and dustproof, though it may or may not stop a bullet.

U.S. Army to launch custom app store for the Military

The U.S. Army has launched an official app store tailed specifically for Military and other Army personnel. It is going to be filled with Android and iOS apps that will benefit members of the Military. We are also hearing soldiers will be able to request apps that they need but aren't there yet. This is not officially been released on Android or iOS yet, but they plan to shortly.

Android joins the Army with prototype

The power of the Android platform is now part of the Arsenal of Democracy. Reports are that the US Army has developed a prototype for a military grade Android smartphone to be carried by soldiers on the battlefield. The prototype is known as the "Joint Battle Command Platform" (JBCP) and is being developed by MITRE. An SDK known as the Mobile Handheld Computing Environment is also in the works for App developers.

US Army developing Android network

A number of things that consumers take for granted today were derived from things that the military needed or wanted. One very common example is GPS that we all take for granted today. The military is now taking that develop things, then turn them to civilian use, and reversing the whole trend with a new Android powered network that it is working on. The US Army is hard at work on an Android-based smartphone framework for tactical operations.

Android app for military drone control in the works

Generally I expect technology that is invented for the military to eventually trickle down to the civilian world where we can get our hands on it in stores. Today a lot of the time consumer technology trickles to the military for use for things that the designers probably never thought about. The US military is reportedly getting an app for Android tablets and iPads from a company called Harris and other firms.

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

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.

Apps for the Army Wraps Up, Android Comes Out on Top

The Army has hosted a huge developer challenge, called Apps for the Army (A4A), which was meant to see developers create applications specifically tailored for the United States Army. The developers were allowed to choose either Android or iOS as their platform, and the Army would then choose a winner in five categories: Training, Location Awareness, Information Access, Miscellaneous, and Mission Specific. And, as the title suggests, it was Android that managed to climb its way to the top, thanks to some amazing developers and the platform in which they worked on.

World War for Android (Game)

Here’s another great Massively Multiplayer Online Game from the folks at Storm8. This game is a war game set in the year 2012, it is really feature rich and has a decent storyline. You start out this game as a soldier and work your way up in ranks and reputation by attacking other World War players. You can purchase various different things to boaster your military strength. In this game you play against other android users from all across the world and even invite your friends to join in on the action. This is a really great game and it is free in the Android market.