There’s a thought provoking article at GLG asking whether Android will save Motorola’s mobile device unit.
The article asks…
"why canceling all work on Symbian, not joining the Symbian Foundation (open-source) and changing horse completely to go with android?… does Motorola really think that it will be easier to tackle head on a competition made of HTC and all the other handset manufacturers working on android, rather than nokia (major backer of Symbian Foundation)?"
"Motorola’s choice of Android over Symbian driven was by strong Qualcomm-Android tie. Moto like Q silicon. Moto CEO was Q COO."
Qualcomm hardware seems to be a strong driver at the moment. It also features in HTC’s future plans.