Motorola Unveils MOTOMAGX Mobile Linux Platform

Mobile Linux leader offers developers the complete package -- an open

platform, frameworks, tools and support -- to unleash the next generation

of mobile device experiences

Aug 07, 2007, 01:00 ET from Motorola, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LINUXWORLD - Motorola,
 Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) today announced a significant step in its commitment to
 mobile Linux(R) and rich experience creation by introducing MOTOMAGX, its
 next generation mobile Linux platform. Building on the global success of
 Motorola's earlier Linux-based platforms, MOTOMAGX lays the foundation to
 deliver new levels of openness, flexibility and support for third-party
 applications on Motorola mobile devices.
     A leader in mobile Linux, Motorola has sold more than 9 million
 Linux-based handsets worldwide -- and this is just the beginning. In the
 next few years, up to 60% of Motorola's handset portfolio is expected to be
 based on Linux, with the MOTOMAGX platform playing a key role in supporting
 this strategy. Offering unmatched innovation driven by a robust developer
 ecosystem, Motorola has chosen Linux to deliver the rich, new experiences
 that consumers crave. This is evident in the first products based on the
 MOTOMAGX platform: the music-optimized MOTOROKR Z6 and the Motorola RAZR2
 V8 handsets, available now in select markets worldwide. The RAZR2 V8 will
 be Motorola's first Linux-based device bound for North America,
 representing another milestone in the company's global mobile Linux
     "At Motorola, we know that software is just as important as hardware --
 through the introduction of our MOTOMAGX platform, we are reinforcing our
 firm commitment to Linux and empowering our developer community to innovate
 with us in exciting new ways," said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president,
 platform technology, Motorola Mobile Devices business.
     New Developer Tools = New Mobile Experiences
     Motorola's MOTOMAGX platform is designed to support a broad array of
 content created by third-party developers. Today, MOTOMAGX supports
 applications developed in Java ME(TM), with plans to introduce new WebUI
 (featuring web technology to enable widgets and Web 2.0 experiences) and
 native Linux application environments in upcoming releases. These three
 application environments, combined with the relevant tools available
 through Motorola's MOTODEV Studio integrated development environment, will
 help enable MOTODEV developers to innovate and accelerate time to market
 for their applications.
     To further enable developers to take advantage of application
 development opportunities in mobile, Motorola announced today a global
 series of MOTODEV Summits -- exclusive, one-day events that offer
 developers technical expertise, practical advice, guidance, and a sneak
 peek at the next generation of Motorola devices, platforms and technology
 -- including MOTOMAGX.
     "MOTOMAGX, when paired with the tools and support from our MOTODEV
 Developer network, provides a powerful platform for innovation -- making it
 easier and faster for developers to create new applications for our mobile
 devices," said Christy Wyatt, vice president, ecosystem and market
 development, Motorola. "This opens exciting possibilities for what
 tomorrow's mobile applications will be able to do and the new device
 experiences they will support."
     Developers interested in creating applications for the MOTOMAGX
 platform using Java ME can do so today by downloading the MOTODEV Studio
 for Java ME application development environment at WebUI and native Linux plug-ins for
 MOTODEV Studio are expected to be available to select developers by the end
 of Q4 2007.
     "Motorola is helping to mobilize Web 2.0 content and services through
 the introduction of their WebUI application environment within MOTOMAGX,"
 said Ojas Rege, vice president of mobile products, Yahoo!. "We believe
 these types of platforms will enable developers to deliver compelling
 applications that play across an array of Motorola devices and help to
 continue to grow the marketplace for innovative mobile Internet services."
     Travis Boatman, vice president of worldwide studios at EA Mobile said,
 "As the global leader in mobile games, EA Mobile prioritizes applications
 that can be used across the industry's most common platforms. Motorola is
 leading in mobile Linux and we applaud their launch of the MOTOMAGX
 platform with its associated application environments and toolsets. We look
 forward to working with Motorola to bring exciting entertainment
 experiences to mobile users worldwide."
     Visit Motorola at LinuxWorld
     Developers interested in learning more about opportunities on the
 MOTOMAGX platform and other platforms supported by Motorola are invited to
 visit our booth (#916) at LinuxWorld, being held this week at the Moscone
 Center in San Francisco.
     Additionally, Motorola will provide exclusive content and networking
 opportunities to developers as part of its Fast Track with MOTODEV event.
 The event program is comprised of sessions designed to help developers
 target mobile ecosystem opportunities and leverage Motorola's integrated
 development environment, including tools, resources and programs, to help
 bring their mobile applications to market. The event will be held
 Wednesday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Room 303 of the Moscone
 Center. MOTODEV members receive complimentary admission to the Fast Track
 event (a $95 value) by entering promotion code MOTO when registering for
 their LinuxWorld conference badge.
     About Motorola
     Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
 wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless
 mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect
 simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that
 you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have"
 products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full
 complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence
 and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more
 information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit
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