Motorola disses Windows Mobile: Android "more competitive"

Ars Technica writes, "Handset maker Motorola has revealed plans to scale back its commitment to Windows Mobile as it continues to increase its investment in Google's open source Android mobile platform.

During the company's fourth quarter earnings briefing on Tuesday, Motorola exec Sanjay Jha said that Android is a more competitive platform than the current version of Windows Mobile. Motorola is a founding member of Google's Open Handset Alliance and has been ramping up its internal Android development efforts for several months. Motorola began aggressively recruiting developers with Java and Android expertise last year.

Motorola's currently platform strategy is somewhat fragmented. The company is also a member of the Symbian Foundation and the LiMo Foundation. Motorola was one of the first handset makers to embrace Linux and has sold millions of penguin-powered handsets. Its Linux-based mobile products have proven especially popular in Asia."

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