Motorola has announced that it is undergoing a major push to develop new applications for Google's Android platform whilst Nokia is also showing interest.
Motorola is one of the original partners of the Open Handset alliance and has had 50 people working on mobile web developments for some time but will now increase that number to 350. The company sees the Android platform as its main hope to regain its position as a major player in the mobile market. Many other manufacturers see the new platform as the principle competitive edge against the ever popular Apple iPhone.
Nokia does now own its own platform, Symbian S60. So, on the face of it, it would seem unlikely that the company would also venture into the Android pool. However, the Tech Crunch website says that Nokia will investigate Android for two reasons. Firstly, to check out the competiton and also, to hedge its bets against the iPhone onslaught. As such, there are reports that Nokia is already working on its own Android handset.
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