Verizon: Android Playah or Hateah?
Dec 05, 2007, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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BusinessWeek: Verizon Embraces Google's Android
"In yet another sudden shift, Verizon Wireless plans to support
Google's new software platform for cell phones and other mobile
devices. Verizon Wireless had been one of several large cellular
carriers withholding support from the Android initiative Google
launched in early November. But given the stunning U-turn Verizon
Wireless made Nov. 27, announcing plans to allow a broader range of
devices and services on its network, Chief Executive Officer Lowell
McAdam says it now makes sense to get behind Android. 'We're
planning on using Android,' McAdam tells BusinessWeek.
'Android is an enabler of what we do...'"
LinuxWorld: Verizon Hedges on Using Android
"Verizon Wireless doesn't yet have any solid plans to support
Android, Google's forthcoming open-source mobile software, despite
reports that the operator had joined the Android club, a company
"'Verizon has not yet decided whether we will use Android in any
of the devices we ourselves offer,' said Nancy Stark, a Verizon
spokeswoman, in an e-mail on Tuesday..."