Motorola Mobility announced earlier today that they are investing in a cross-platform, social gaming company called Moblyng. With a handful of games in the Android Market (m: Mafia, Dungeon Quest, m:Vampire), Moblyng also dabbles in HTML5-based development as well. Reading the press release, we get the sense that Motorola could be looking to enhance their MOTOBLUR experience with recommended social games.
“As an early Android developer, Moblyng is very excited to work with Motorola Mobility, the leading Android smartphone and tablet provider,” said Stewart Putney, chief executive officer and founder of Moblyng. “We look forward to working together to bring exciting social gaming experiences to Motorola Mobility’s devices.”
It’s also possible that Motorola simply wants to be out in front of industry trends and be part of the emerging HTML5 standard. We’ll be keeping an eye on the situation to see if we can get a sense of how this will play out for Android users.