Verizon Wireless and Google Inc. say they are teaming up to speed development of new mobile devices based on Google’s Android software that will run on Verizon’s cell phone network.
Verizon and Google also 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.
Financial details were not disclosed.
The companies say they expect the deal to produce its first new handsets in the next few weeks. They say the new phones will be available at Verizon Wireless retail and online stores.