Verizon Embraces Google

The network openness hits keep on coming. After making the move to champion open access and migrate its platform to the GSM-based LTE architecture, Verizon Wireless now says it will support the Google Android platform.

Linux-based Google Android is an open development platform for mobile devices, and one that Verizon has been holding out in supporting. But now, CEO Lowell McAdam has told BusinessWeek that Android will be an enabler for Verizons future plans.

Verizon has done a 180 in the past week; once considered the most restrictive carrier in the country, known for keeping subscribers fully in the walled garden and lobbying hard against Google-sponsored open-access initiatives, the carrier now is embracing Google Inc. and the open Internet. For more information, please click here.

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