Rumor: Motorola developing own web-based mobile OS

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Oct 29, 2013 (4 years and 7 months ago)



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The rumor:
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Why is it a

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The unknown:
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Rumor: Motorola developing own web
based mobile OS

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The rumor:

Mobile field became a new hot space of growth when mobile operating system is the
competitive hot center of it. The company own mobile system with more users would

more power to speak. It was reported by Sina Tech that Motorola has already started to
develop web
based operating system.

Motorola is developing its own operating system based on network, aggressively recruiting
lots of professionals from Apple and
Adobe etc. for this project.

According to new rumors the cellphone and tablet manufacturer isn’t willing to entirely
trust Google with its fate. According to InformationWeek‘s sources, Motorola Mobility is the
process of developing a web
based mobile OS, u
sing the talents of various mobile and web
engineers recruited from Apple and Adobe.

Rumor start floating on March 22, 2011,

The aim of developing the new OS is said to be a reduced reliance on Google's Android OS.
Should something happen to G
oogle, Android or Motorola's partnership with the company,
it would seem Moto doesn't want to be left high and dry.

Why it is a rumor:

Motorola tell the rumors, that they were committed to the Android platform. However, when a
company like Motorola
spends the money necessary to create their own OS, it would be crazy
to think they didn't have big plans for it in the future.

The unkno

Goldberg said it's

unclear how far along Motorola's operating system effort is and how serious
the company is in seeking an Android alternative. "They don't want to give Wall Street and
developers the impression that they're going back to the Motorola of old where they're
orking on 50 million operating systems at once," he said. "They want to be financially
disciplined about this."

The known:

Jonathan Goldberg, an analyst with Deutsche Bank in San Francisco, said that he too had
heard Motorola was at work on its own ope
rating system. "I know they're working on it," he
said in a phone interview. "I think the company recognizes that they need to differentiate
and they need options, just in case. Nobody wants to rely on a single supplier."

Motorola's focus on a Web
centric operating system may reflect uncertainty about Android
arising from Oracle's patent claims against Google. But building a new mobile OS around
Web technologies is also eminently practical: There are a lot of Web developers

already and
there's a lot of support in terms of tools and frameworks. The fact that HP paid $1.2 billion
for Palm and its webOS suggests there's some value in leveraging Web standards.

There may also be more immediate reasons for Motorola to look beyond
Android. "Google
is shooting itself in the foot," said the person familiar with Motorola's plans, citing what he
sees as concerns about Android fragmentation, product differentiation, and issues related
to Google's support for its partners.

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