We have been seeing new gadgets such as netbooks, nettops, smartphones being powered by Android OS (Operating System), but seems that Motorola, the famous 2-ways radios manufacturer is also interested to let his iDEN phones preloaded with Android OS. Named as Opus 1, it is the first Android-based iDEN phone that will be manufactured by Mirs, an Israel-based subsidiary targeted for niche commercial market.
Opus 1 will be supporting data and Internet access through WiFi connectivity and voice call through its IDEN infrastructure networks. Although it seems to be weird to have this OS installed in its iDEN technology handsets at the first place, but this will definitely help to trigger some volume boost since Android has becomes one of the preferred OS in smartphone market.
No official details on it yet, the Android based device is expected to reach Israel commercial market by early of 2010, which will be slightly behind Samsung’s plan to push its Android-based i7500 to the market by September time frame. Apparently, Google’s Android OS can be fitted well in various market segments without being limited by only smartphone and netbook usages.