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General Dynamics eyes government-level security on smartphones

Martyn Williams | Feb. 28, 2013
Android phones could be approved for access to classified networks later this year

With the two systems, General Dynamics is offering a slightly different user experience. The first approach, installing new firmware, offers a slightly higher level of security but at the expense of user freedom. The second approach, with the dual instances of Android, comes with complete freedom on the consumer side of the phone.

The systems were being demonstrated in Barcelona as the U.S. Department of Defense published its plan to equipment up to 600,000 mobile device users in the organization with "secure classified and protected unclassified mobile solutions" that are based on commercial off-the-shelf products.

 

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