Verizon's spring plans confirm Android details

Verizon shows no signs of slowing down on its Android releases, even in the new iPhone era.

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Verizon has at least eight Android devices on tap for April and May. Phandroid

A newly leaked Verizon road map has landed online, shedding light on the carrier's releases over the next few months. Phandroid has posted a list of upcoming devices and their respective launch dates, and as one might expect, there is plenty of Android to go around.

Assuming these dates hold, the next Android phone to arrive should be the Casio Commando on April 7. As Android Central points out, it will likely be the C771 first unearthed in late 2010. Bowing that same day will be the 4G LTE-ready Samsung Charge. Expected to carry the Droid branding when it arrives, this handset was previously codenamed as the Stealth.

Just one week later, the carrier is listing a Sony Xperia device which is "able to play on PlayStation." Of course, this will be the PlayStation-certified Xperia Play that the company announced in February (at CTIA 2011 last week Sony Ericsson said the handset would hit the United States by early May). Verizon is the first provider to offer the "PlayStation phone" although it won't remain exclusive forever. Rounding out April is the Droid Incredible 2, which should be a Verizon-branded version of the Incredible S, which HTC also unveiled at Mobile World Congress.

May looks to be just as Android heavy as April with at least four 4G releases on the horizon. Starting with the LG Revolution on May 5, the provider will debut the Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Droid X2, and Samsung Galaxy 2 (aka the Galaxy S II).