PC Magazine are reporting that Motorola are heavily backing the Android operating system over the next couple of years. Here’s what Motorola CEO, Sanjay Jha, said about their strategy:
“The majority of our new devices will be smartphones, as we expand Android across a broader set of price points…”
“Our core strategy really is to take Android … as low down the feature phone tier as we possibly can, by bringing in smartphone features…”
Sounds interesting. So we can look forward to some cheap Android phones in the future by the sound of it. PC Magazine also quote a Motorola spokesman’s email:
“For 2009, [Motorola] mobile devices’ primary strategy is Android. With that said, Windows Mobile is very important for our enterprise mobility business.”
So they’ll continue with WinMo for enterprise solutions but if Motorola is taking this step, will others follow? Does this mean the beginning of the end for consumer devices sporting a Windows Mobile OS?
And the Android/Motorola invasion begins this year with 2 phones to be released before December in the States and other territories. A further batch are due for release during the first quarter of 2010.
Exciting times for Android then.
[Via Android Community]