Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless All hail the omnipresent people familiar with the matter.This time, these patrons of the internet have told InformationWeek that Motorola is not satisfied with Google's Android, and that the company is working on its own mobile operating system.
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RE: Committing suicide?
by Praxis on Thu 24th Mar 2011 04:28 UTC in reply to "Committing suicide?"
Praxis
Member since:
2009-09-17

There is just too much competition in the phone OS market these days for a single manufacturer OS to get any traction at this point.Can you be more enterprise friendly then RIM, more user friendly than iOS, more sleek than WebOS, cheaper than Symbian or Bada, or more geek friendly than Meego. If Moto can't carve out of very clear niche for themselves quickly, they shouldn't even bother.

If they want to differentiate from over Android vendors, promise fast updates and give people control over their phone, if any phone vendor promised that they would have my dollars much faster than any skin they could ever dream up. And if they really want their skin to work well, then just go to the app store and buy or shamelessly copy the most popular home screen apps or launchers replacements.

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RE[2]: Committing suicide?
by RichterKuato on Thu 24th Mar 2011 07:48 in reply to "RE: Committing suicide?"
RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

People say that all the time but if you have a killer app(s) it doesn't matter.

As long as they don't rely on third-party support and provide all the functionality needed for the user to get a good experience out of it they'll be fine.

If they built a good product people will buy it. They only question is do they want to. (or is their business model fundamentally opposed to it.)

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RE[3]: Committing suicide?
by Moredhas on Thu 24th Mar 2011 22:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Committing suicide?"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Motorola has become synonnymous to me with poor build quality, terrbile customer service, and no support after sale. I think they are opposed to making a good product.

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