Bayan M. Qandil

From My Perspective…

Verizon & Google Announce Partnership for Android Devices

The announcement was made today.  Although an interesting and exciting development for the mobile world, I do find it weird.  How come you ask? Well, when was the last time you heard of this type of partnership or announcement between a device platform and a carrier!  That’s like Microsoft announcing a partnership with Best Buy!  Typically, the partnership is between the platform and the OEM.  Examples include Microsoft and Dell or Windows Mobile and Palm (for the Treo 750). But since when are the platform providers signing agreements with OEMs customers / partners.  Is this due to Google’s “influence”.  Is […]