Pentagon has approved the use of Android by Department of Defense (DoD) officials. DoD officials can now use Android only version 2.2 and only on Dell hardware. Also, DoD employees will still use BlackBerry in addition with the Dell Venue that can now use. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has certified Android Dell Mobile Security and can be used on defence networks. Pentagon chose Android because it is open source and DoD tech guys can modify it to department’s needs. Another reason was the fact that Apple tracks iPhone users with the build-in GPS chips and apparently they don’t want that. This is a big Android win against Apple.

Pentagon approves the use of Android by DoD officials