Motorola Drops Old OSes in Favor of Android

Lora Bentley

There were rumblings regarding Motorola's Android phone about a week and a half ago. Reports then indicated that we probably won't see an Android phone from the handset maker until later next year, but that the company was investing significant amounts in its efforts.


An InformationWeek story from Wednesday adds credence to the earlier reports. Apparently, Motorola is not only putting quite a bit of money into the process; the company is also reallocating other resources toward the effort. Citing the Wall Street Journal, writer W. David Gardner said:

Sanjay Jha, Motorola's new co-chief executive, has told employees that he plans to jettison some of Motorola's older operating systems to focus on the Android platform in addition to Microsoft's Windows Mobile and Motorola's older home-grown P2K OS.

Gardner also notes that despite its struggles of late, Motorola is sill the leading handset provider in the U.S.

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