Motorola hops on Google's Android bandwagon

Motorola boss Sanjay Jha let slip in a financial conference call that his company would soon be cosying up to Google to make a new mobile device.

The troubled mobile company which once ruled the world with its phenominally popular Razr handsets has fallen behind the game in recent years but is thought to be keen to get into the exploding app phone market, albeit a bit late.

In the call he said that the company planned to launch "at least one direct-to-market device with Google" but didn't expand on whether it would be a replacement for or a competing product with Google's HTC-built Nexus One.

The much-trumpeted Google phone has so far failed to live up to the expectations of pundits or punters as every phone builder on earth continues to chase the iPhone's unarguable success.