Motorola CEO Tips Android To Dominate Smartphone Market

Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha has predicted that Google's Android platform will be the dominant mobile operating system of the future, Information Week reports.

He compared Android's future dominance to that of Microsoft's Windows operating system during the 80s and 90s and said that, despite its current popularity, Apple's closed nature will eventually be the downfall of the iPhone.

The Android Community had claimed that Google has been activating 160,000 new Android handsets globally every day, boosting the operating system's presence in the market by one million new users every six days.

Google allows developers to contribute to the Android ecosystem and lets phone manufacturers customise the platform to best work on their handsets, similarly to Microsoft's strategy with Windows.

Jha said that Motorola owes its improved financial position to Android, and that since the launch of its CLIQ smartphone, the company's first Android-based device, in September 2009 Motorola has released a further seven Android-based smartphones into the market.