The U.S. Army is dropping Android for the Apple iPhone, according to a recent report the U.S. Army Special Operations Command is dropping Android due to poor performance and switching to Apple’s iPhone.
According to a recent report by Military.com, the Army has decided to drop Android devices as their tactical smartphone and instead use Apple’s iPhone 6S.
The iPhone is “faster; smoother. Android freezes up” and has to be restarted too often, the source said. The problem with the Android is particularly noticeable when viewing live feed from an unmanned aerial system such as Instant Eye, the source said.
When trying to run a split screen showing the route and UAS feed, the Android smart phone will freeze up and fail to refresh properly and often have to be restarted, a process that wastes valuable minutes, the source said.
There are no details as yet on which Android device the Army are switching to the iPhone from, it is not clear whether it is just one model from one manufacturer or from multiple manufacturers.
Apple is getting ready to launch their next generation iPhones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, these two devices are expected to launch in September.
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