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Russia is building Android tablets for military use

Like the US Army and NASA, the Russian military is also investing in the technology provided by the Android operating system. The Russian Department of Defense is working on its own Google's OS-based military tablet called RoMos – Mobile Operating System of Russia. However, for security reasons, most of the apps and code lines created for Google's data collection have been deleted. The goal is to prevent troops from being found or from being sent to external servers.

The RoMos tablet will be different from most Android devices in two ways. First, users will not have access to Google Play Store applications, as announced by project researcher Andrei Starikovsky: We have excluded Google Market from system set-up for security reasons. The fact that most viruses found on Android come from the app store were the security reasons mentioned by Starikovsky.

The second difference is that instead of a GPS system, the navigation system uses GLONASS protocols. Thus, the stored location data will be encrypted and encoded.

The tablet has a 10-inch screen and Wi-Fi connection capability. According to The Verge, the fact that the tablet has many imported components cost about 15,000 rubles – about $ 950. The expectation that the tablet mounted in Russia will be launched at the end of 2013.

Image: The Verge

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