Motorola Mobility has been reported working on a new web-based mobile operating system in order to gain more control over its future.
An official statement was issued by the company saying that Motorola Mobility was committed to Android as an operating system but at the same time it didn’t deny that it was working on its own mobile operating system project simultaneously.
Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Goldberg believed that the company had recognized its need to differentiate and it was looking for options as nobody could rely on a single supplier.
He opined that this step would help the firm getting financially disciplined and at the same time, it could avoid spooking investors with the old idea of the company working on 50 million operating systems.
Motorola's Co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha said, “I’ve always felt that owning your OS is important, provided you have an ecosystem, you have all the services and you have ability and the scale to execute on keeping that OS at the leading edge. And I continue to believe that at some point, if we have all of those attributes owning our own OS will be a very important thing”.