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Motorola Hanging Up On Microsoft Mobile, Rolling Out Inexpensive Android Phones

  • PC Mag, Thursday, July 30, 2009 3:10 PM
In a call with analysts Thursday Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha confirmed that many of next year's Motorola phones will run the Google Android OS. The move is a switch from Window's mobile, which Motorola has run for years. Incidentally, Microsoft let slip at a conference earlier today that it is changing the name of "Windows Mobile" to "Windows Phone." Which, perhaps clears the way for the company to roll a new Android competitor.

Jah said two new Android-powered phones would be in stores for the holidays. "The majority of our new devices will be smartphones, as we expand Android across a broader set of price points," Jha said. Motorola plans to extend the Android platform to a lower-end tier of it's line, providing some of the cheapest smartphones yet.

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