Motorola set to launch Android based handset
Motorola has announced plans to launch a new tablet handset based on Google’s Android platform. The company is also expected to launch two new smartphones later.
Android has gained popularity in the market and many handset manufacturers are getting ready to launch their devices on the platform. Android was first being developed by Google and later by the Open Handset Alliance which is a consortium of 47 hardware, software and telecom companies.
Google offers the platform to other companies for their devices instead of other companies including RIM and Apple that only use their software for their own devices.
Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha said during a conference in New York that the company will soon come out with a 7 to 10 inch device that will offer mobile connectivity and other feature like TV.
On the reports about other two Smatphones to be launched in July, he said that that company is set to introduce two Droid devices on Verizon network. He added that droids will be promoted by both Motorola and Verizon.
Motorola has also revealed a prototype of Android tablet earlier to demonstrate the upcoming LTE network of Verizon. The users have criticized the flat keyboard on the original Droid as too hard and the company is expected to make some changes to it.
There is some leaked information about the phone that shows that the device will do away with sliding keyboard and feature for larger convex keys. Motorola has performed well with the Android platform and the new device is expected to enhance the portfolio in the highly competitive market.