Motorola will continue to back Android over Windows Phone 7 (WP7), the US phone maker has revealed, in a further blow to Microsoft’s bid to compete with rivals in the smartphone operating system wars.
Christy Wyatt, Corporate Vice President of Software and Services Product Management at Moto, affirmed the company’s plans to remain a “100 per cent Android” vendor in the near term in an interview with PC World.
Wyatt also used the Q&A to deliver what appeared to be a veiled dig at WP7. Not only did she rule out Moto devices running the operating system for the foreseeable future, but also criticised the feature set the nascent platform offered at launch.
She said: “I don’t envision us using Microsoft. I would never say never but it’s not something we’re entertaining now.
“There were a bunch of things that we believed about Microsoft that ended up not being true, mostly about what functionality it would have in what period of time."
Her comments come after the formerly embattled Moto staged a remarkable revival in recent years. The change in the company’s fortunes has been driven largely by the success of the Android powered Droid and Droid 2 in the US (AKA the Milestone and Milestone 2 over here).
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