Motorola sets 350-person team on Android

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 30 2008 @ 03:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TechCrunch reports Motorola is building up a 350-person team to work on Google Android based projects:
The most significant of these may come from Motorola. One of the original partners in the Open Handset Alliance behind the open-source mobile OS, Motorola already has 50 people on its Android team and is growing that to 350, according to an Android developer approached by a headhunter to join the team. That is a huge commitment that shows how big a bet Motorola is making on Android.

This same source has also seen people from Nokia and Verizon at a recent Android developer conference. The conference was put on by Google last week for developers who had not yet seen the G1 to help prepare them for its launch. In general, in order to be an attendee, you had to have an Android app. Neither Nokia nor Verizon are official members of the Open Handset Alliance.
The site suggest Nokia may also have an interest in Android.

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