Motorola’s future flagship phones will run Android, the new consumer-oriented operating system developed by Google.
This doesn’t mean all Motorola’s devices will be based on Android, though. It is still going to offer Windows Mobile smartphones, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Doing More with Less
The new head of Motorola’s phone division has decided that all future products will be based on one of three mobile operating systems.
Unnamed sources told the WSJ that Android will power this company’s consumer-oriented smartphones, Windows Mobile will be at the heart of its business smartphones, and all low-end models will run P2K.
All other mobile platforms will reportedly be dropped, including Symbian UIQ.
Even if Motorola does decide to put much of its efforts in Android-based smartphones, that doesn’t mean it’s going to have a device on the market in the near future.
According to unconfirmed reports, this company’s first product running this operating system won’t be out until the second quarter of next year.
It will supposedly have a great deal in common with HTC’s premier Android-based phone, the T-Mobile G1. Both devices will include a touchscreen and sliding QWERTY keyboard.
There’s a New Sheriff in Town
Motorola is in the process of spinning its phone division off as a separate company. This portion of the company has been losing money, and Sanjay Jha has been brought in to make it profitable again.
Part of this process is streamlining the product offerings, and focusing on three platforms.