You know what I was thinking the other day? “It would be so rad if I could get MOTOBLUR to work on my TV.” And now, Motorola is doing exactly that by working on a platform to get its cell phones to play nice with TV set-top boxes.
To get things kicked off, MOTOBLUR, the Android UI found on the CLIQ and Backflip, will be shared between TVs and handsets. Sadly, it might not be implemented until 2011 as Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha says he wishes he had more resources for research and development. Since Motorola’s handset and TV division were split and combined, perhaps he just might get his wish with this project.
Another tidbit from Mr. Jha is that Motorola may consider Windows on its handsets in the future. Even though it shifted all its efforts toward Android, Motorola used to produce a number of Windows Mobile phones. With Windows Phone 7 looking pretty hot, it’s no wonder Jha said he is “open to it.”
It could take a while, but I think it would be neat to see a common platform between cell phones and TVs since I spend 90% of my time between the two. My lazy life would be so much easier.