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Top message:  operating system by bobc74   Jan 13, 2011, 4:27 PM

Replying to:  Android? Yes and no... by Rich Brome   Jan 15, 2011, 7:40 PM

Re: Android? Yes and no...

by muchdrama    Jan 17, 2011, 10:42 PM

Rich Brome said:
It is running a special fork of the Android OS.

HOWEVER, it is not an Android platform phone. It is not compatible with any third-party Android software. It is not a smartphone.

It runs only J2ME third-party software, just like any feature phone. For all practical purposes, it is a feature phone, not an "Android phone". The fact that it is based on Android code at its core is only relevant to developers working inside Motorola, who are able to leverage much of the code and work being done for true Android phones. It's also interesting to us industry spectators, but it's not really relevant to consumers.

In fact, telling consumers this is "an Android phone" would be incorrect and extremely misleading.

Thanks for the clarification, Rich. I assumed 'Proprietary' meant non-Android.

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