Motorola has reportedly bought Azingo, might make a mobile OS of its own

Like HTC, Motorola seems to be interested in making its own mobile OS. The company’s co-CEO (Sanjay Jha) recently declared: “I’ve always felt that owning your OS is important, provided you have an ecosystem, you have all the services and you have an ability and the scale to execute on keeping that OS at the leading edge.”

Well, the first step in this direction might be the acquisition of Azingo, a US mobile software developer.

According to Android and Me, this LinkedIn profile suggests that Motorola has already bought Azingo.

Azingo develops the Linux-based Azingo Mobile OS, presented as a “complete mobile platform” – it’s highly customizable, featuring touch and keypad UI options, WebKit-based browser, Web 2.0 experiences & widgets, and support for a wide range of phones (from low to high-end).

Motorola could take Azingo Mobile to the next level and make it its own. Or it could just use it to enhance the MotoBlur UI on its Android smartphones – we won’t know for sure until the company officially presents more details.

Azingo is based in Sunnyvale, California – where Palm (recently acquired by HP) also has its HQ. The company’s official website can be accessed here.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • James W

    Please, no more independent Mobile OS's, it's getting too confusing now.

    HTC/Samsung now Moto, no thanks!

  • bellt57

    All you need is this need is this patent application that will allow you to use your smartphones to play multiplayer games on a portable console with a 6 – 7 inch screen.

    Patent App 12/220,295