Motorola’s Banking on Android, 8 OPhones Due in 2010

motorola_android_backgroundThe Cliq is coming in a matter of weeks, but Motorola has no intention of stopping there. The former king of mobile is looking for a comeback and is betting Android is the Moses that leads them back to the Promised Land.

“We will deliver the vast majority of our devices in 2010 on Android,” Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha said recently. With an announcement of a second Android phone planned for sometime before the end of the year, the focus at Motorola is now clearly on Android.

It’s exciting to see a powerhouse like Motorola betting so strongly on Android. Getting out of the gate properly is key and if the early buzz and general excitement over Cliq being so positive is any indication, then Motorola’s future looks bright. The Android snowball continues downhill, gaining speed and momentum!

Motorola also plans to ship 8 handsets using the custom OPhone flavor of Android for China Mobile in 2010.  The world’s largest carrier (in terms of subscribers) should boost Motorola’s market share being that they currently have nearly half a billion customers.