Is Motorola working on its own mobile operating system?
posted by Nick T. / Mar 23, 2011, 3:54 PM
When Motorola was asked about further details regarding the supposed project, a company spokesperson neither confirmed nor denied the existence of such development, but made it clear that Motorola shall remain committed to Android as its mobile platform of choice. On the other hand, it is rumored that Motorola may be already drawing the blueprints for an Android alternative in order to differentiate its products from the competition.
For now it is a bit too early to tell how devoted Motorola really is to the idea of building an operating system of its own. However, such a platform will need some serious work if it is going to compete against the well-established giants, which Android and iOS have become.
source: InformationWeek via FierceMobileContent
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Motorola is horrible at software! Please Motorola, stick with what works. Make good phones and stuff them with Android! Vanilla please, no more Blah..oops, I mean Blur.
posted on Mar 23, 2011, 4:20 PM 7
their god awful software is what almost bankrupted them last time. not like they got any better with the blur crap. i hope they do, so i can go back to hating motorola. its the natural order of things. i still love my droid but its so weird MOTOROLA of all people made it.
posted on Mar 23, 2011, 5:03 PM 5
This is most likely them working on WebTop for docking. . . as they have stated in the past--all high end Android devices will ship with webtop.
posted on Mar 23, 2011, 4:38 PM 3
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Great Minds think alike... if Motorola wants some ''appeal'' they better work on polish the one thing noone has ans the one thing that may call peoples attention web top means more wen it becomes a much better usser experience... and also why the thumbs down when someone says the word blur? if they are working on making it better wouldn't that be good for us?
posted on Mar 23, 2011, 5:51 PM 0
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Blur has its weaknesses but I still find it a good skin over stock Android. I agree with the others that Motorola probably isn't working on anything completely independent in the software field. I also agree that their proprietary software in the past hasn't been any good. BUT if they're hiring a bunch of software professionals anything they produce software wise will be better than before. And no matter what, you can't say much against their high end hardware anymore. And there was only a couple year period where you could say anything against it anyway.
posted on Mar 23, 2011, 6:30 PM 0
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— "...to differentiate its products from the competition." — This is a good strategy. Though it looks like the beginning of the software or apps ecosystem of 'MotoBlur' and 'Webtop'. If they offer only one product a year for each a phone and a tablet. Perhaps that will define and set Motorola apart from other competitors by quality and performance in hardware and software and of course an unique product.
posted on Mar 23, 2011, 10:27 PM 0
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