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23 May 2017





Android OS Prompts Motorola Shakedown

According to this morning’s Wall Street Journal, Motorola’s co-CEO Sanjay Jha said that the company will take Android far beyond next year’s purported Motorola Android phone release and focus on the Google-developed operating system for the long haul.

Right now Motorola uses seven different platforms for all of it’s phones, but thanks to continued losses, they’ll shift to a focus on Windows Mobile for business-oriented smartphones, their proprietary P2K OS for low-end handsets, and Android for everything else.

While this hasn’t been officially verified yet, I think it would be a smart move on Motorola’s part if they ever want to be an industry leader again.  Of course, it’ll take more than a product shakeup to restore their dominance.  The company is also rumored to be shaking down their employee lineup a little more, after 7500 jobs have already been cut this year.

All of this will either be confirmed or denied tomorrow when Motorola announces their 3rd quarter earnings.

via crn (Photo Credit: niallkennedy)

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