According to a report today on 9to5google by the way of CNN Android is preparing to suit up for deployment in the US Army.
Because of Android’s open architecture the US government as able to make tight security revisions to the operating system. The government tweaks to Android will allow government and military personnel transfer and view confidential and clearance based documents on an Android device.
The modified version of Android can be retrofitted to commercially available Android devices by the US government.
While many user government officials and military personnel would love to have the ability to use iPhones and iPads for government business they can’t. According to the report, Apple does not want to give up access to the core software to anyone. Apparently they don’t even trust the government.