McAdam spoke about how “we’re (Verizon) looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience.” Last year, Verizon and Google had signed a partnership to develop mobile devices based on Android. In this recent tablet announcement, it’s unknown if McAdam is referring to Android, Chrome OS or Google software on top of another OS entirely.
CNET points out that this new information directly compliments the information reported by the New York Times last month about Google working on a slate-style tablet with Android.
Google released the following statement on the new announcement: “Android is a free, open source mobile platform. This means that anyone can take the Android platform and add code or download it to create a mobile device without restrictions. The Android smartphone platform was designed from the beginning to scale downward to feature phones and upward to MID and netbook-style devices. We look forward to seeing what contributions are made and how an open platform spurs innovation, but we have nothing to announce at this time.”