Verizon Wireless and Google in Android partnership

Verizon Wireless and Google in Android partnership

Verizon Wireless and Google™ announced a strategic partnership that will leverage the Verizon Wireless network and Android™ open platform to deliver mobile applications, services and devices. Both companies view this agreement as an opportunity to offer consumers an array of products that combine the speed, 3G network reliabilitywith the flexibility of the Android mobile platform.

Verizon Wireless and Google plan to co-develop several Android-based devices that will be pre-loaded with innovative applications from both parties as well as third-party developers. The family of Android phones on the Verizon Wireless networkis meant tocome from leadinghandset manufacturers

“The nation’s best wireless broadband network is a perfect complement to the innovation of Android-powered services and devices,” said Lowell McAdam, chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless. “Together, we’ll work to deliver a compelling new experience to our customers.”

“The Android platform allows Verizon Wireless customers to experience faster and easier access to the web from any location,” said Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive officer for Google. “Through this partnership, we hope to deliver greater innovation in the mobile space to consumers across the U.S.”

Rival carrier T-Mobile USA came out with the veryfirst phone that wasbased on Google's operating system. Sprint Nextel Corp. is alsoaiming tolaunch an Android phone.

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