Motorola replacing Android with own Web-based OS?

A new article put out by informationweek suggests that Motorola may be working on a new ‘web-based’ operating system of their own rather than continuing on with Android OS for their mobile devices. The article points out that Motorola has been on a ‘hiring spree’ so to speak bringing on employees with a significant amount of experience in software engineering and development. To name a few included in that list of recent hires are Gilles Drieu, VP of software engineering at Motorola Mobility, Benoit Marchant, director of engineering at Motorola Mobility, and Sean Kranzberg, also a director of engineering at Motorola Mobility.

Of note, Gilles Drieu was the head of Apple’s rich media and applications group, who had left Apple last Spring 2010. Others have been hired from Apple and Adobe as well, which lends itself to the theory that Motorola is looking to develop it’s own OS rather than rely so heavily on Google’s Android.

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Chrome or Android – Will Google Merge Them?


There’s a convergence coming in the mobile OS market with respect to mobile technology, platforms and consumer demand. Google aims to capture the best of all 3 areas. We can see it happening right before our eyes. The popularity of Android OS on mobile devices, the announcement of Chrome OS and Google’s partnerships with manufacturers to build Chrome OS proprietary hardware.

After Chrome OS was announced last year, I’ll admit, I was pretty damn excited….in fact, I may have peed a little. That was right around the time I got an Android device and began to realize how deadly it was, especially after updating to Eclair. Now, I’m not sure that I have a real need for Chrome OS. I mean, won’t it essentially be doing what I’m doing on my smartphone already, with respect to cloud computing and application use?

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