Go Army. Go Android

It looks like Android has the attention of more than just smartphone buying consumers.

Army Enlists Android to Power Its First Smartphone (PCMag.com)

Army develops smartphone framework, applications for the front lines (U.S. Army)

Smartphones go to War (USOOnPatrol.org) – Photo here courtesy of the USO

The U.S. Army adopted a modified version of Android to define their Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P Handheld). The he Mobile /Handheld CE development kit for the JBC-P Handheld will be released in July for third-party developers. The U.S. Army article notes something called “Open Office” for “document viewing”. It is not clear if this is a version of OpenOffice.org for Android. OpenOffice is not currently available for mobile devices like smartphones.