Google’s Android has been given Pentagon approval in a move that should see the US military use the software alongside the more famously encrypted Blackberry.

The Pentagon has approved  a version of Android running on Dell hardware it what has been dubbed as a major setback for Apple’s iPhone.

The military approval is quite specific. Android can only be used on Dell’s hardware running Android 2.2. Dell is now offering Dell Venue which runs on Android 2.2. So, this is the phone which DoD employees can use.

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