“Although AT&T has dabbled with Android in the past, the carrier is now dead serious about making sure that it has a range of products running Google’s operating system,” Ina Fried reports for AllThingsD.
“While many will observe that the company’s interest in Android appears to be timed closely with the loss of its iPhone exclusivity, the company said the strategy shift has been in the works for many months and has more to do with the fact that the company is moving to faster networks and needs devices that will really tap their power,” Fried reports. “‘They create highly functional, highly capable smartphones that run really well with our network,’ [David Christopher, AT&T Wireless Chief Marketing Officer said]. ‘That hits the sweet spot of our network.’”
Fried reports, “Whatever the case, AT&T has committed to having a dozen new Android products this year, including both phones and tablets… including the Motorola Xoom that was announced at CES.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: AT&T reads the writing on the wall.