Information coming in from inside sources has revealed that experienced web and mobile engineers from Adobe and Apple are being hired by Motorola Mobility with the aim of developing a web based mobile platform on the lines of Google’s Android as a competitor in the mobile platform market. When the company was asked to confirm the truth in these rumors, Motorola spokesmen did not deny that the company was working on such a project, however they reiterated their interest in the Android platform at the moment. A statement by a company spokesperson said that Motorola remains committed to Android as the primary operating system in its mobile handsets.
An analyst for Deutsche in San Francisco, Jonathan Goldberg, too confirmed that Motorola was working on an operating system of its own. He said that he knew that work was ongoing in the company on such a project and that it is because Motorola Mobility realizes that they need more options as no one should rely on just a single supplier for its needs. He said that it was unclear how far the company has advanced on its efforts on the development of the OS and how serious they are at seeking an alternative for the Android system. He added that the company wants to be economically disciplined about this process.
Motorola has made extensive efforts to hire engineering talent from around the world which will be adept at developing a new operating system for the mobile platform. The team at Motorola also appears to have an unusually large percentage of ex-employees from Apple and Adobe. The focus of Motorola over a web centric mobile operating system may be a hint that the company is uncertain about the future of Android especially in the backdrop of Oracle’s patent claims against Google for its mobile platform.