Despite cutting 10,000 jobs, Motorola is betting big on Google’s telephone technology Android, dropping all but three of their phone operating systems, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Though Android has had security problems, Motorola’s chief of the handset division Dr. Sanjay Jha is a big proponent of the operating system and is using it “for mid-tier (very high volume) phones,” according to the New York Times
“Jha is planning large scale job cuts at Motorola’s handset business, and is also overhauling the manufacturing and supply chain operations of the beleaguered handset maker,” the New York Times stated.
Sprint and Verizon are not early adopters of the Android system – Sprint CEO Dan Hesse even went so far as to say it was not “good enough to put the Sprint brand on it,” the Alley Insider reported.
But given sales of the new system sold over $1.5 million in the first few days, and that WalMart will be offering the device, seems Android may be battling IPhone in the near future.