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: not credible
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 24th Mar 2011 17:51 UTC in reply to "not credible"
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You mean like motoblur, right? That was deeper than most skins, but caused them a world of hurt. It was crappy from the get go, disrupted the google experience, and made updates to the google experience take longer and work worse.

You don't differentiate to differentiate, you have to differentiate to be better. That's what they were *trying* to do with motoblur, but just failed. If you go too deep, then you break api compatibility. Then you need a new development platform, and all of the aps designed for android stop working. Even if they did, you'd need google's approval to get the google created apps ( marketplace, maps, navigation, gmail, ect) that help create the google experience.

That would have to be pretty awesome to throw away all of the benefits of a more stock Android.

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