The U.S. Army soldiers are often given a Tactical Assault Kit and an Android mobile phone used to be a part of that assault get. Now from Android Tactical Assault Kit the U.S. Army is switching to the iPhone Tactical Assault Kit. The new tactical assault kit will have iPhone 6s, according to this update.
Why is the U.S. Army switching to iPhones from Android phones? Mostly it is due to performance problems the U.S. Army has been having with Android-based smartphones. Although the U.S. Army officially hasn’t confirmed that it is switching to iPhones from Android phones, problems have been long reported. They say that Android phones often freeze up and have to be restarted which can prove to be very dangerous in critical situations. The iPhone on the other hand, says a spokesperson, “faster and smoother”.
The Android phones are reported to be struggling with the custom-built, split-screen military software. According to the statement, “When trying to run a split screen showing the route and UAS feed, the Android smart phone will freeze up and fail to refresh properly and often have to be restarted, a process that wastes valuable minutes. iPhone on the other hand is seamless. The graphics are clear, unbelievable.”
It isn’t very clear if this is a business decision or actually performance-based. Samsung Galaxy Note that was released in 2010 has had many problems, especially compared to iPhone 6s but the recent versions of Samsung Galaxy Note are comparatively better.