Verizon and Google team up against iPhone

Credit: Verizon
Credit: Verizon

A lot of peeps may not be happy with Apple and AT&T’s exclusive marriage with the iPhone but the duo still proves a formidable force to reckon with. So to keep things interesting in the market (and of course, keep up with the competition J ), Verizon and Google has teamed up to come up with two Android-powered phones and the availability of the Google Voice service to Verizon’s network.

According to the two, they will be co-developing phones and “innovative applications” and will also be working together in marketing and developing both.

Google Voice, famously dumped rejected refused by Apple, will be made available in all Android-powered Verizon handsets. The release of these handsets is expected be in a matter of weeks.

“The nation’s best wireless broadband network is a perfect complement to the innovation of Android-powered services and devices,” Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon Wireless, said this week. “Together, we’ll work to deliver a compelling new experience to our customers.”

Google also has good things to say about their partnership with Verizon.

“The Android platform allows Verizon Wireless customers to experience faster and easier access to the web from any location,” said Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Google. “Through this partnership, we hope to deliver greater innovation in the mobile space to consumers across the U.S.”

Hmmn, I’m already looking forward to what these two giants could come up. Are you? 🙂