A few days ago, rumors hit the Internet that Ford was going to bypass Microsoft and its Windows OS for the next version of its Sync in-card technology system. Today, a new interview with a Ford executive suggests a decision to break away from Microsoft has yet to be made, but that the company is planning to look at other options.
The interview on CNet with Ford managing director Pin van der Jagt quoted him as saying that Ford was "not married" to Microsoft to help develop the third generation of Sync. However, he did say that the company is in the middle of creating their requirements for the next version of the technology. Those specs will be sent to a number of companies, including Microsoft. Jagt said that each business will make their own offer to Ford based on those requirements. He added, "We go to evaluation and make a choice and that choice hasn't been made yet."
The previous rumors claimed that Ford was planning on using BlackBerry's QNX as the OS for the next version of Sync, which would be a major coup for the struggling tech company. As it stands, it sound like Ford is keeping its options open which could allow Microsoft to strike a deal and continue its Sync relationship.
Source: CNet | Image via Ford