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Verizon Wireless and Google announce partnership to develop Android smartphones

News by Brian James Kirk on Tuesday October 06, 2009.

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Verizon Wireless and Google have announced a partnership to develop several Android-based smartphone devices. The devices, which will be manufactured by industry leaders, will utilize Verizon's 3G network and retail channels along with Google's software. Verizon will launch the devices with Google applications along with its own and third-party developers' apps.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam will host a webcast later this morning at 10:00 a.m. EST to discuss the announcement. It is expected that they will show off one or more devices.

Both companies say that Verizon will introduce Android-based handsets over the next few weeks.


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