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Motorola Buys 280 North, Looking to Amp Up Android Innovations

Motorola is positioning itself to jump into the web-based applications game with their recent acquisition of 280 North, a small startup who specializes in speeding up the development such rich goodness. In a letter to TechCrunch, we are sort of given reasoning behind the acquisition.  Android.

The transaction provides Motorola with specialized web-app engineering talent and technology that will help facilitate the continued expansion of Motorola’s application ecosystem. We believe 280 North will be instrumental in helping us continue to foster the Android ecosystem with innovative web-based technologies and applications.

The key words in that quote are obviously “foster the Android ecosystem” which we can only hope means enhancements to all things Blur since we know Motorola doesn’t plan on completely abandoning it for quite some time.  Or we can also hope it means that some new miracle product will come to life which allows us to forgive them after locking down bootloader after bootloader.

Anything in particular you would like to see Moto begin working on after this purchase?

Via:  TechCrunch

  • Breakmyfootoff

    I wont be buying another Moto Product until the encryption is removed or until someone figures out an easier way to bypass/beat it. They can put all the MotoCrap they want on it as long as we can unlock it and change it to what we want after we purchase it.

  • Breakmyfootoff

    I wont be buying another Moto Product until the encryption is removed or until someone figures out an easier way to bypass/beat it. They can put all the MotoCrap they want on it as long as we can unlock it and change it to what we want after we purchase it.

  • Clark

    The Droid X is more than likely my last Android device from them. They seem to be embracing Android based on what they want to do with it. After 3.0 I think I'll stick to whatever is closest to vanilla.

  • kaiyel1

    Has any company decided to do anything with TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) yet?

  • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

    I think maybe this has more to do with the coming Android tablet that Motorola has coming than phones. The apps will have to be altered to display properly on a big screen, just like the iPhone to iPad apps did.

  • Gardner24

    no motocrap

  • Plzachar

    I would like to see Moto develop some apps for FM radio. I read that the FM radio stations want apps developed that would allow mobile users to listen to FM radio, but that the phone companies do not want radio over their mobile networks due to limited bandwidth.

  • gonzo319

    Yeah work on not locking down the bootloader…thanks Moto…

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    I like to see Moto quit locking down their phones. {{-_-}}

  • Guest

    DroidLife removes comments that don't promote their personal agendas. Great Job! Steal news from other sites, and try to pass it off as something more than a second hand news source. Oh, remove this comment to while I compare you to oppressive China. Thanks.

  • Mrpicolas

    Umm? Unlock the bootloader? Is that to much to ask moto.

    • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

      For their bottom line, YES. {{-_-}}

  • guest

    Why can't Google write the OS, Moto make the hardware, and app developers make the apps? Sigh

  • Phnman390

    Id like to see them fix groups problem with different numbers

  • EC8CH

    I'd like Moto to begin concentrating on Hardware… oh well :-(

  • PyroHoltz

    I want to see Moto dump MotoTurd…embrace native Android.

    Maybe work w/ Google to improve flaws at the OS level and not splash extra layers on top?

  • Guest

    lame