In what is being described as a ‘groundbreaking agreement’ by some, Verizon and Google are joining forces for a collaboration of a new network plus an Android platform.The joint ventures between the two companies may provide consumers with the leading edge for mobile applications, services and other devices. By combining the nations’ largest 3G network with Google’s new Android platform, should provide users with a great experience.
According to PR Newswire the article also states that:
Integral to this agreement is a commitment by the companies to devote substantial resources to accelerate delivery of leading-edge innovation that will put unique applications in the hands of consumers quickly. The two industry leaders will create, market and distribute products and services, with Verizon Wireless also contributing the breadth of its nationwide distribution channels. Consumers will be able to purchase products resulting from the collaboration in Verizon Wireless retail and online stores.
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 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.”
The agreement will come to fruition within the next few weeks as Verizon Wireless introduces Android-based handsets.
As I stated in a previous article, anytime there is a collaboration between two companies, the hope is that we consumers will benefit. Verizon has been bombarding the air waves with their ‘can you hear me now’ type of ads which just may be paying off for the company.