Uptil now the US government was looking to adopt Android phones for use in the military. According to sources this contract as been given to the aerospace giant “Boeing”. Boeing has announced that it is making an Android device designed for the defense and intelligence markets, which will have the same functionality as a consumer smartphone while being much more secure.
Boeing has claimed that, the Android OS was given priority over other conventional operating systems, as they wanted their consumers to on top of having a secure line, have a wide array of apps. No information on what price tag the company will be putting up on the device has been disclosed yet. The phone is expected to target a niche market, as it would not be as cheap as first expected,though it will be cheaper than many of the smartphones we see in the market to date.According to one of their spokeswoman:
“We are developing a trusted mobile device that will serve the US Government Defense and Security market, which require a higher level of security than is currently available in the commercial marketplace.”
The company has not given any insight on what hardware the phone will be packing, though have stated that the phone would be hitting the markets at the end of 2012.
Source: National Defense Magazine