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Pentagon approves Android device for Department of Defense networks- sans marketplace

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December 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm

The Pentagon officially certified an Android device alongside Android 2.2 for use on Defense Department networks, which would be the first smartphone -other than RIM’s BlackBerry- to receive approval.
Spotted in a Security Technical Implementation Guide (via Stars and Stripes), the latest approval only extends to Dell’s Venue. Dell’s now discontinued Streak tablet was approved previously. Android devices from other vendors, such as HTC, Samsung, Motorola and others, were not covered in the recently published document.
In the orb...