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Motorola says it went all in on Android because it was “struggling financially.”

Christensen says he doesn’t think Motorola would still be in phones if not for Android because the company was struggling financially after attempting to support multiple operating systems simultaneously, including Symbian and Microsoft (presumably Windows Mobile).

“To consolidate our engineering efforts into fewer OS solutions was definitely the priority at the time,” he says.

Earlier: “I don’t think we’re able to license iOS from Apple, so Android is what we end up shipping.”