Verizon 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.
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!