In an effort to build military sensor systems faster than the current method allows, DARPA has developed a new sensor framework with the use of a new design and a modified version of the Android OS.
Every now and then, someone has an idea that’s so ridiculous that we don’t know if it’s totally awesome or not. DARPA had one of those ideas recently. Their proposal is to strap Android phones to Soldiers along with some other gadgets. The result would be giving the Soldiers “Predator vision” to better hunt out the enemy.
Here at AndroidAuthority, we’ve discussed the growing importance of Android in military environments, ranging from tablets that can control UAVs to custom-designed Android smartphones equipped with fingerprint sensors and so forth. But one issue that arises as Android smartphones begin to be widely used by soldiers, is the Android OS isn’t exactly the most impenetrable OS out there. As it turns out, DARPA is also preoccupied with this issue and has issued a $21 million grant to a company called Invincea so that these security risks are addressed. But before we start talking about Invincea’s projects, let’s take the time…