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Android Being Tested By U.S. Army For Future Combat Use

The U.S. Army is ready to put the power of the mobile device into the hands of it’s soldiers and in a nod to open architecture, they have chosen to

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Infrared (IR) Camera For Your Android?

Our friends at DARPA recently sent out a solicitation for the development of “wafer-sized thermal imagery sensors and optics” small enough to fit in your android handset.

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U.S. Soldiers Testing Android Translation App in Afghanistan

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a part of the Department of Defense charged with supplying cutting edge technological options for the entire Department, is currently beta-testing a mobile translation app called Translation System for Tactical Use (TRANSTAC). The app “provides sentence and phrase translation on an easy-to-use, hand-held smart phone.” The Nexus One seen in the photo on Defence Talk would lead one to believe they are using Android as their mobile platform of choice.

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Android Takes 4 of 5 Prizes in “Apps for the Army” Challenge

Android is proving to be not only beneficial (and fun) in everyday consumer usage, but now we’re seeing how practical it can be in other situations.  Take for instance the