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.
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.
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