Motorola Co-CEO Open to Microsoft Software Despite Suit
The head of Motorola Inc.’s mobile-phone business said he is open to developing devices that run Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) new mobile operating system, despite the patent-infringement lawsuits the software giant recently filed against his company.
The comments by Motorola (MOT) co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha were his company’s first detailed remarks on the lawsuits filed by Microsoft at the International Trade Commission and federal court in Seattle.
The suits were viewed as an attempt to slow the explosive growth of Google Inc.’s (GOOG) competing mobile operating system, Android, which Motorola uses exclusively on its smartphones.
In an interview Tuesday at a technology conference in San Francisco, Mr. Jha said he is willing to look at using Microsoft’s operating system if the software company gets it right.
“I am open to finding ways to work with Microsoft,” Mr. Jha said. “But it has to be a compelling offering.”