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.