May 11 AT 5:54 PM Sean Riley 32 Comments

Droid does tablets: Verizon working on iPad competitor

Verizon Wireless CEO, Lowell McAdam confirmed in an interview today that they are working on an Android powered tablet computer with Google.

Google and Verizon have certainly had a lucrative partnership with Android thus far and Verizon’s advertising for the Motorola Droid is all the average consumer knows of the Android platform. Beyond that Verizon is of course the largest carrier in the U.S. so for a whole host of reasons they are the logical partner for a 3G powered Google tablet.

Unfortunately no details regarding a release date, manufacturer or specifications were forthcoming at the moment so we are left to speculate on our own.

As we discussed in the post on Google Editions; Google has been making a lot of moves that will be critical for the success of an Android tablet including their streaming video options, e-reader solutions, a touch friendly OS skin in BumpTop, and Flash and Air support to offer a complete web experience.

That just leaves us the hardware to speculate on; so what does your dream Android tablet look like and what does it have going on under the hood?

Update: A spokesman for Verizon, Marquett Smith, stated in a phone interview today that they will be releasing additional details regarding the tablet later this week. That places an announcement just days prior to Google I/O which may mean that we are finally going to see some tablet talk from the big G themselves (perhaps one of those TBA mystery sessions).

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. Lowell McAdamCEO Verizon Wireless

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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