Motorola Mobility logoMotorola has recently been on a hiring spree, adding experienced web engineers from Adobe and Apple to their payroll, reigniting old speculations of the company working on their own operating system. The rumors started last year when Motorola acquired Azingo, a mobile platform company and their latest moves have brought it up to the spotlight again. Motorola hasn’t denied the accusations but the company also mentioned that it was “committed to Android as an operating system.” Reasons cited for Motorola owning their own operating system is so that they don’t have to rely on a single supplier, Google. A source supposedly in the know was quoted as saying, “Google is shooting itself in the foot.” Motorola has “concerns about Android fragmentation, product differentiation, and issues related to Google’s support for its partners.” Signs do point towards Motorola getting a new OS, but chances are they won’t be abandoning Android – at least not anytime soon.

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