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Verizon and Google Team Up To Make Android Tablet

Douglas Carter
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Yesterday Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said that they were collaborating with Google to create a tablet and then came a confirmation from Bloomberg that Marquett Smith, Verizon spokesman, mentioned that the tablet would be running Android. I wrote a story about Google's interest in producing an "Android-powered rival to Apple's iPad." It certainly seems that this partnership is the fruit of their labors.

Mr. McAdam had this to say about the future of Verizon Wireless in the story from The Wall Street Journal:

"What do we think the next big wave of opportunities are?" Mr. McAdam said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "We're working on tablets together, for example. We're looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience."

The popularity of the iPad on AT&T may have spurred Verizon into yearning for a piece of the tablet market, and with Google's massive collection of books on Google Editions previously covered here, we may be looking at the tablet best suited to corner the market. Once again, Google I/O will be the place to look for news on this topic.

Other Sources: AndroidandMe, Bloomberg, Phandroid