U.S. Army Looks To Android For Mobile Apps
The software platform is called CE for short, and it "guides application developers so the resulting code is secure, and will mesh with apps for other tactical systems, such as air support, logistics and armor." If all goes well, a dev kit will be made available to the public in July 2011. The Army is also refining a suite of apps called Mission Command Apps, which include mapping, groud reporting, and critical messaging.
We aren't about to guess which mobile OS the Army "prefers," but given just how easy it is to sideload and hack Android, we aren't shocked to hear the news.