Arguably, Android’s success has more to do with the huge adoption from manufacturers all over the world, putting the mobile OS in GPS units, to tablets, to where it all started: smartphones. While Google’s software engineers are the creators of the OS, if it weren’t for the manufacturers who put Android on their devices, there wouldn’t be anything to talk about. Unfortunately, one of Android’s biggest supporters, Motorola, is rumored to be looking at safety nets in the form of creating their own mobile OS. The rumors are coming from a “source familiar with the matter” speaking with Information Week. The source says that Motorola is currently going on a hiring spree, picking up Web-focused and software engineers from Apple and Adobe, all of which are meant to help Motorola Mobility create their own mobile OS. The source says that Motorola believes Google is shooting itself in the foot, based on fragmentation and support for their partners, and that sooner or later it will come back to haunt them. Accordingly, while Motorola is obviously not going to drop Android entirely any time soon, the company wants options just in case they feel that they need to.
I upgraded from Windows 6.5 (HTC Touch Pro 2) to AnDROID 2.2 (Motorola Atrix); and with that handset's technical capabilities, I have zero problems with Android - EXCEPT for the fact that I need a freaken' Google G-Mail account to use the calendar. IF Motorola adapts to it's own OS, I will stay with Droid. And if that's not possible, I'll - - - - - - - - - - - - I don't know what I would do, in that instance. BUT, Motorola - if it works, don't fix it. Leave well enough alone; as HTC is a superb competitor; and don't go forming the mindset that, just because you have the world's best business and public safety radio system, probably in the world, don't go feeling wholier than thou, in the cellular market; because being user greedy is the best way, in the cellular industry, to become as useless as the presidential impostor from kenya has become here in OUR country.
Motorola seems to be dropping the ball again and is getting over shadowed by samsung, htc, and even LG. They need to dump blur. From what i have seen, "ninja" blur was tolerable on the droid X, but just go vanilla. They also should just stop releasing mid range devices and focus on high end devices. It seems to hurt their image than help it.
Doesn't Motorola realize they're part of the fragmentation problem? The original Droid was great but they need to release another device running vanilla Android before I consider Motorola again.
The ONLY thing that is keeping Moto Mobility for shutting down is Android... so stay busy and leave the stupid chit chat Moto... you would be better off if you were working to improve the absolute garbage called Blur and unlocking the Bootloaders because when we pay for devices it becomes OURS ulike iPhone and it's allies NOT to mention that Google themselves are supporters of rooting and developing and that they approve those devices.. and don't take it like other stupid companies do ... (if you found some grammar mistakes, that's because i'm using words that i don't really know how to use xDDD (e.g. "better off")
More like Motorola shooting Android in the foot :P the locked bootloaders, MotoBLUR ruining lower end phones (The Backflip is unusable until deblurred), it's ridiculous. Them using AOSP = less fragmentation. Also updating is easier under AOSP, instead of keeping a Backflip on 2.1, the Droid 1 just got updated to 2.2.2 a week ago.
Well, one thing Motorola should do is dropping their MotoBlur UI. Bad skins like MotoBlur are main culprits for Android fragmentation. I hope they move away from Android, because no one likes their shitty skin & slow updates