Android to succeed if it wants a chance at a new life. It also needs a major telco partner that can sell the device to millions of people.
Those stars seem to be aligning.
Motorola will deliver an Android-powered touchscreen smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard to
in the fourth quarter, says a company source close to the plan who requested anonymity.
It hasn't been any secret that Motorola
Windows Mobile plans this year in favor of Google's Android operating system. It was a
on an iffy software, but Cupcake, the new version of the Android system, has been a pleasant surprise.
After nearly 24 hours of trials in
new Android Cupcake powered MyTouch phone from
, it is starting to look like Google's Web-friendly phone software works pretty well.
Android Cupcake may be Motorola' sweet treat.
If Android's Cupcake continues to prove itself, it would be a welcome development for Motorola, which also has Android devices headed to
T-Mobile this year.
New Google Phone: myTouch 3G Unveiled
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Verizon could always use an attractive new phone to add a little zing to its lineup.
success with the
iPhone has been a
for both companies.
This is all bad news for
, which have been
mobile phone operating systems to the new touchscreen poke-and-swipe interface.