Google and Motorola Mobility

Google made the news today, grabbing Motorola Mobility, an OEM of Android devices. This means Google may exert more control control over the device platform, driving features to further enhance the Android operating system.

But, what of the other OEMs? Per CRN, “Google: Motorola Mobility Acquisition Won’t Close Off Android”. That is, Android will remain an open-source platform, leveraging a growing community of software developers writing for the platform. Further, Andy Rubin (Google SVP, Mobile) pledges the same support to the current group of OEMs who build the hardware.

Android currently holds about 40% of the mobile market, per ComScore, leading iOS (26%), RIM (23%) and Windows Phone (just under 6%).

In the news:

Interesting (and exciting) times for the mobile market.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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