Motorola Supposedly Picks up Azingo Mobile After Acquisition

Evan Selleck - May 5, 2010
Motorola Supposedly Picks up Azingo Mobile After Acquisition

There are more and more avenues to get the information you want. And, sure enough, it’s looking more and more like the site LinkedIN is becoming a place to find acquisitions. As employees get shuffled around to new companies, they’re likely to keep their LinkedIN profile in the know, and thanks to one employee of Azingo, there’s some talk swirling around that Motorola has purchased the company.

This is in no way official yet, as neither of the company’s have come forward to say anything regarding the situation, but this wouldn’t be the first time an employee’s upkeep of his online resume lead to some pretty interesting things. But, the big question is: what’s Azingo? Well, the company creates their own mobile Operating System, which they’ve called Azingo Mobile. Interestingly enough, it features things like a Webkit-based browser, and even Flash runtime, so it seems that the OS itself may be pretty decent. And, it doesn’t look half bad, either.

But, that’s not really the interesting part. It gets really interesting when you look at the talk that’s been going on for a couple months now. During Motorola’s first quarter earnings call, Sanjay Jha, the company’s co-CEO, said that he has always felt that a proprietary OS would be the right move, and that if his company were in the right place to make that happen, he would look into it. Could this be the start of something very interesting coming down the line for Motorola? Or, will they continue to focus their efforts on Android?

[via Android and Me]

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