The government chose Android for being open source, so they can modify its source in order to make it more secure and reduce some of its features that could compromise security, like the access to the Android Market.
To the military, Android is probably the best thing to happen since the M16. No licensing fees and the source code is available for free.
The largest-ever Android malware campaign may have duped as many as 5 million users into downloading infected apps from Google’s Android Market, Symantec said today.
Android.Counterclank is a Trojan horse that when installed on an Android smartphone collects a wide range of information, including copies of the bookmarks and the handset maker. It also modifies the browser’s home page.