Google's Motorola Laying off 20% of its Workforce...For Good?

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Google's Motorola Laying off 20% of its Workforce...For Good?

Software giant Google closed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility in the the month of May. While acquiring, the Mountain View Valley company officials were very positive about the move and declared that it will boost the Android market as a whole.

However, in a recent series of actions by both the firms, Motorola has announced that the company would be shutting down almost a third of its 94 offices and lay off 20 percent of its workforce, including 40 percent of its vice presidents, that would accumulate to about 4,000 jobs at the company it purchased earlier this year, according to reports.

According to New York Times, the move will scale back its presence in Asia and India, and will center its operations in Chicago, Sunnyvale and Beijing. Reportedly, it has been informed that the new, smaller Motorola company will be working on less devices as well, focusing on releasing a few high quality handsets each year as opposed to several dozen.

The company’s CEO, Dennis Woodside, told the  Times, “ The shift is designed to refocus Motorola’s product line away from low-end devices, and to concentrate on "a few cellphones instead of dozens. M otorola wants to re-invigorate its image with things like voice recognition that can determine who is in a room, better cameras, and longer-lasting batteries. ”

Adding on further, Woodside said in the report that Google benefits from having many companies making Android devices, and insisting that Motorola will compete fairly for the ability to produce its Nexus branded "pure Android" devices.

Source: New York Times

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