VMware partners with Verizon to tackle dual-persona needs for Android phones

Fragmentation remains a persistent issue for Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android platform. Yet Google isn't the only one thinking about the problem. Earlier this month, virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions giant VMware teamed with Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) to launch Horizon Mobile, a dual-persona solution that promises to standardize the Android user experience across multiple devices. The cloud-based virtualized OS runs a corporate workspace controlled and managed by the user's IT staff, enabling employees to securely access both professional and personal applications and data via the same mobile device. In the latest Developer Workshop installment, FierceDeveloper spoke with Srinivas Krishnamurti, VMware's senior director of mobile product management, about the Horizon Mobile rollout, the state of bring-your-own-device adoption and why usability is everything. Special feature