Motorola CEO: 'Open to the Notion of Windows as a Platform'

Ainsley Jones

While it appears the days of reckoning are ahead for Windows Phone, a glimmer of hope may come from handset manufacturer Motorola, Know Your Mobile reports. Speaking during the Oppenheimer Annual Technology & Communications Conference, Sanjay Jha, Motorola Mobility CEO, said:


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I think we're completely open to the notion of Windows as a platform.
We're not leading the charge on Windows 8, but as we become comfortable that Windows 8 is a viable ecosystem and that the quality of innovation and quality of services and quality of capabilities are being delivered there, we will certainly be open to that.

Jha later added:

Clearly, all of our focus today is on Android.

In response to a question about Nokia's partnership with Microsoft, Jha noted:

Nokia seems to be disproportionately well positioned in that ecosystem. If our position in that ecosystem could be made to be somewhat equivalent, that would be interesting option for us to consider.

As Google deals with the patent target on Android's back, it's likely Motorola will take a wait-and-see approach with the success of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform while also looking to land a similar deal to the one Nokia secured from Microsoft, according to Digital Trends.

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