Motorola Hedging Their Bets Against Android?
Unlike Nokia (who abandoned MeeGo for Windows Phone 7), Motorola doesn’t seem to keen on relying upon Android to guarantee their future.
While the company has experienced success with the Droid serious, the company apparently is working on building their own mobile OS.
Over the past nine months, Motorola has been hiring engineering talent that would well-suited to create a new mobile operating system. Its team appears to include a significant number of ex-Apple and Adobe personnel, including Gilles Drieu, VP of software engineering at Motorola Mobility, Benoit Marchant, director of engineering at Motorola Mobility, and Sean Kranzberg, also a director of engineering at Motorola Mobility. (Information Week)
Although using Android has revived Motorola’s fortunes, the company is probably nervous about relying upon an OS whose legal future is not exactly certain.
This is probably one of the reasons why their rival Samsung has created their own OS (called Bada), which gives them an exit strategy just in case Android falters in their quest to challenge iOS.
It’s still unclear how far Motorola’s mobile OS is, or whether they plan on launching it within the US, but either way a move like this could enable the company to easily compete against Apple without relying upon others to release bug freeÂ operating systems.
(Hat tip: Gizmodo)