Verizon to Team Up with Google for Tablet Development

Verizon-logoThe iPad is really sending shockwaves in the technology market.

Verizon Wireless, the largest US wireless carrier by subscribers, announced Tuesday, May 11, that it has partnered up with Google to develop a tablet that will compete with the latest and much-hyped gadget of Apple. AT&T is the current partner of Apple for iPad.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Lowell McAdam, chief executive of Verizon, said, “What do we think the next big wave of opportunities are? 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.”

However, details such as the timing, manufacturer and the role of Google in the prospect gadget, were not disclosed by the carrier company.

Google also refused to make comments about the matter. It insisted however that anyone could use the company’s mobile software, as it is open source, to create devices such as smartphones and tablets.