Verizon & Google Announce Android Phone Partnership

verizonVerizon Wireless and Google have today announced a new co-development that will see Android powered smartphones available on the Verizon network.

During the announcement, Verizon revealed plans to introduce two new Android-based handsets “within the next few weeks”, although they didn’t comment on any specifics.

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 network will come from leading handset manufacturers.

The Motorola Sholes has long been rumored to be Verizon’s first Android handset, although there has been no official confirmation as yet.

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam will host a webcast later today to discuss this partnership announcement. It is expected that they will use the webcast to announce and demonstrate the two upcoming Verizon Android handsets.

Updates to follow!

[via prnewswire.com]

  • http://technorotic.com Technorotic

    Verizon may be the largest wireless company in the U.S., but it doesn’t have a killer phone. That may be one of the reasons it decided to join forces with Google to create some brand new additions for the Android armada.

  • http://www.mobilebrazzers.com brazzers

    I’m in love with this phone, but not sure if I’ll leave Tmobile for it just yet.

    Waiting to see if Tmob gets something as sweet soon.. (or sweeter)

    Glad to see all these QWERTY android phones though- for sure