Verizon and Google Announce Major Android Partnership
Today Verizon Wireless and Google announced a new partnership whereby the two companies plan to offer a range of Android devices for Verizon's 3G and 4G networks. The devices will include form factors such as smartphones, netbooks, and other machine-to-machine hardware. Along with the devices, which will come from a wide number of manufacturers, the companies will make sure that an array of new and innovative applications are available for these devices. Verizon Wireless said that the first Android devices are set to be announced within the next couple of weeks, and two will be available before the end of 2009. The companies believe that their combined strengths will offer customers the best selection of hardware, services and network-based applications. The Android Market will be included on any Android phones that Verizon sells. Verizon said that it will offer applications such as Google Voice.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
Verizon Wireless will not stymie system updates for the Google Pixel phones, according to Ars Technica. Earlier this month, Google said Verizon would be responsible for pushing system updates to its variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Verizon Talks Up Android Pay, Says Still Looking at Samsung Pay
Verizon Wireless today took the time to tout the benefits of Android Pay, the new mobile payment app and service from Google. Android Pay is a relaunch of Softcard, which Google bought from Verizon (and AT&T/T-Mobile) earlier this year.
Verizon, AT&T Working On Intercarrier VoLTE
Verizon Wireless and AT&T today said the companies are working together to make interoperable VoLTE calls a reality. Both carriers offer VoLTE to their subscribers, but those calls can only pass between two VoLTE-enabled devices covered by an LTE network run by the same carrier.
Kind of interesting to see Verizon embrace Google voice,,,
What a coup!
I love how they mentioned that they would include GV support (slap at iphone/ATT) and that they would launch with the Android Marketplace (slap to VZWHater Trolls)
For me? I'm just happy our only Android phone won't be m...
RIM needs to step up!