Well, here’s a strange one that i thought i must share with you. The Defense Information Systems Agency has certified its first secure mobile device running on the Android operating system. Can you have a guess at which one? Galaxy S2, Sensation, Nexus S, Motorola Defy maybe or a Droid Bionic?….Nope it’s the almighty Dell Streak 5!!….. Yeah i was a bit surprised and laughing as well for a bit, although their was consideration to use the Dell Streak 5 i never thought they would.
Apparently the Dell Streak Smartphone or small tablet however you may look at it, will be the first handheld device to be used by the DISA and it’ll have features like enhanced password protection, remote wiping, remote access to peripherals and security policy levels and a lot more, all this is apart of the government issued Dell Streak that’ll come with the approved security provided by Good Technology’s Mobility Suite.
Remember Michael Dell was publically slamming Android recently which you can check here – Michael Dell: Android "Not Developed To The Expectations" – No More Dell Android Devices?.
Well, the same company itself began working with the Defense Information Systems Agency way back over a year ago in September 2010 to provide a safe and secure Android platform for the DOD.
It’s a weird choice i must say, commercially not available no longer and never the best handset in any case, apparently they like the form factor of the device and i would love to know what the end users will be thinking when they get given a Dell Streak 5 instead of something a bit more appealing and well better.
Froyo 2.2, and a sub-par device will have to do for the government it seems for now, surely they must look at something better and something newer. Still, Android is out there and being used for government purposes and that can’t be bad. It’s a win for Android and although it involves Dell and not forgetting that Michael Dell clearly dislikes Android as well.
Via: Defense Systems