Boeing To Manufacturer Secure Android Handsets For US Government And Defense Sectors
With Android being “open sourced” and all that, it pretty much means just about anyone can grab Google’s code and put it on a device of their choosing. That’s probably why, the US government took a liking to the platform over rival mobile OS’s and has commissioned a secure Android device from the unlikeliest of manufacturers — aerospace corporation — Boeing. Believe it or not but Boeing also specializes in defense and security, which makes them the perfect OEM to manufacturer the nation’s most secure Android handset for our military officials.
Boeing announced the news today, and will be outfitting defense and intelligence markets with these ultra-secure handsets that provide all the functionality of a normal Android device, just locked down tight. Due towards the end of 2012, Boeing failed to mention a price on these new handsets although, they’re expected to be significantly cheaper than comparable devices, which can reach upwards of $20,000. If that sounds ridiculous, remember — our government spends around $900 on a simple hammer. Can’t wait to see the specs on this beast. Just don’t expect to find a Boeing phone in your local Radio Shack anytime soon.