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Some reports have emerged which suggest that Motorola is developing its own mobile operating system as a potential alternative to Google's Android platform. Such a move would give Motorola more independence and room for deeper differentiation in the increasingly competitive smartphone market.
The new Motorola platform is reportedly based on Web technologies, possibly like HP's competing webOS software environment. The story, which was reported by InformationWeek, cites an unnamed source who is said to be familiar with the matter. Motorola has declined to confirm whether it is developing a new platform and says that it is still committed to Android.