Motorola Mobility has finally decided to close down its shops and websites in India. The official confirmation appeared on their website recently, when users visiting the website were greeted with a notification making it clear that they won’t see any more phones from the company.
The message quoted, “We are streamlining our business and support systems, and unfortunately, we will no longer have a dedicated website for India.” However the notification stated as saying about the local support site to be still active with continued support for existing products. The website also notifies about users interested in viewing current products to be able to do so from the website in the days to come.
Motorola Mobility was involved in delivering personalised information for its consumers. It was earlier the network division of Motorola. It was called Personal Communication Section (PCS) before August 2011. The company was facing financial crisis during those days because of the lack of competitiveness to stay with the upcoming trends of the market. Google came with an announcement on August 2011 that it would acquire the company for $12.5 billion. Ever since Motorola was acquired by Google, it seemed they were shutting down their operations in India. The official confirmation however, came only now with the closing down of their Indian website.
The latest development came as a huge blow to Motorola fans who were expecting new products to be released in future by Google. The decision to pull out from a huge potential market like India is seen by many analysts as Google’s efforts to streamline its operations. The statement from Motorola of extending support for its existing products gives a sigh of relief for many Motorola users though temporarily.