For the longest time many of the security entities of the US Government have been BlackBerry-Only territory. It’s really worth congratulating the company previously known as RIM for all the security features that you could find on their legacy operating system, which as of a couple of months ago, is history. Times have changed and it seems as if the DOD wants an upgrade to something newer and cooler.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Department of Defense is now working on adding Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices into the list of approved gadgets to use. This doesn’t push BlackBerry off the ledge though; these new products are just joining the Canadian firm as an additional option for the DOD.
Samsung’s new Knox Security Platform was key in getting them into the project, and in the case of Apple, all their devices will have to be running iOS 6 or above. Still no word on when this may happen, but it should happen relatively soon.