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Motorola Mobility working on Web-based OS?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 27 Mar 2011 21:16 User comments (2)

Motorola Mobility working on Web-based OS? Reports suggest that Motorola Mobility is working on a web-based operating system for mobile devices.
A report by InformationWeek cites a source close to the company in claiming that Motorola Mobility has amassed experienced mobile and web engineers to work on a new web-based operating system platform. The company could use it as an alternative to Google's Android operating system in its products.

Motorola has hired ex-employees from Apple and Adobe. Gilles Drieu, VP of software engineering at Motorola Mobility, formerly of Apple, joined Motorola five months after leaving Apple. He has worked with WhatWG and W3C, and is reportedly a good candidate for heading up the OS project.

Motorola Mobility has not denied that it is working on an operating system, but did reaffirm its support for Android. "Motorola Mobility is committed to Android as an operating system," a company spokesperson told InformationWeek.

"Google is shooting itself in the foot," the source said, citing concerns about Android fragmentation and product differentiation.

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127.3.2011 22:05

Motorola has hired ex-employees from Apple and Adobe

Haha, anyone else catch that? Talk about awkwardness at the water-cooler...

227.3.2011 23:33

I don't see how it would be an issue; most of those people left both companies for good reason. Too bad they are wasting their time on the next Symbian.

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