“U.S. Army Special Operations Command is dumping its Android tactical smartphone for an iPhone model,” Matthew Cox reports for DoD Buzz.

“The iPhone 6S will become the end-user device for the iPhone Tactical Assault Kit – special-operations-forces version Army’s Nett Warrior battlefield situational awareness tool, according to an Army source, who is not authorized to speak to the media. The iTAC will replace the Android Tactical Assault Kit,” Cox reports. “The iPhone is ‘faster; smoother. Android freezes up’ and has to be restarted too often, the source said.”

“The problem with the Android is particularly noticeable when viewing live feed from an unmanned aerial system such as Instant Eye, the source said,” Cox reports. “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, the source said. ‘It’s seamless on the iPhone,’ according to the source. ‘The graphics are clear, unbelievable.'”

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