We've covered the whole Motorola saga here on Android Central ad nauseam. We know Motorola is going through a rough patch because they've had layoffs, they're losing appeal, marketshare, and so on. So we put two and two together and assumed that they would rush to make an early Android device to re-ignite their mobile division and shake up the industry as a whole. No such luck.

But here comes a report from PhoneScoop that Motorola is ditching Windows Mobile entirely and re-focusing their entire smartphone division to strictly Android. Huh!? We at Android Central have no complaints about that development but what took them so long to realize Android was their last chance at gaining back the customers they fumbled after the RAZR? Also in the report, Motorola is trimming down to about a dozen phones per year and won't be attending CTIA this year either.

What do you guys think? Will Motorola really leave Windows Mobile in the dust for the newer, shinier smartphone OS?

[via WMExperts]


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Motorola to Make Android Only Devices ? Bye, Bye Windows Mobile!


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Wow! If this is true then that is BIG news. With Android being the young wipper snapper on the block and Windows Mobile being the barking dog on the porch, there are bound to be some neighbors looking over the fence to see what is going on.

I'm not sure this is really that big of a deal for Android since Motorola is in such bad shape these days. Also they've shown little ability in making top notch smartphone hardware that can match or blow away the competition....at best all they've ever done was make a device with a great keyboard.

Wow, it takes a great leap of faith to switch completely over to a different OS. I hope it works out for the best.