Why it went right: In September, it was reported that Motorola was planning on releasing a phone running on Google's Android platform, and was assembling a team specifically focused on the project. Then, in mid-October, ahead of the G1 launch, the blog Android guys posted a job listing from the design jobs website Coroloft for Motorola's Interactive Design Team that specifically mentioned Android work and what the work would center on: social networking. Given the Motorola is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, the Google-sponsored consortium of wireless industry players focused on Android, the move and rumor made sense. When Motorola reporting their anemic third quarter results at the end of October, the rumor was confirmed: the company would focus on Android and Windows-Mobile based handsets, and would have an Android phone out by the end of 2009.
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