Motorola Confirms Android Plans
Motorola has announced that it's firmly on the Android train. No, not a RAZR-bot, but the Google mobile platform.
I still thought they were moving toward Linux for all of their smartphones, but it looks like the U9 will be the only one rocking the penguin, supporting the Linux Mobile Foundation platform.
Motorola first endorsed Google's Android platform almost a year ago. Yet now that HTC and T-Mobile are about to release the G1 phone, Motorola has confirmed to BetaNews that it will actually dive into the Android waters.
In a statement to BetaNews this morning, Motorola confirmed industry speculation that it is working on products for the Google-spearheaded Android platform. But a Motorola spokesperson refrained from commenting on published reports that the company is boosting its Android team from 50 to 350 developers.
Some observers are now touting Android as a salve to the financial pains Motorola has sustained in its inability to find a successor to its previously successful RAZR phone.
The article also mentions Nokia's interest in Android, even though the Scandinavian mobile kingpin just bought Symbian.