Google planning to cut 10% of Motorola’s workforce

When Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, there was a bit of hope in the air that Motorola Mobility would rise again. Unfortunately, things are not going according to the plan. Results seem to be getting tougher to swallow at the end of every quarter.

Last August, Google laid off 4,000 Motorola employees – around 20% of workforce, but now Google is planning to lay off 10% of global workforce. At  least 1,200 employees from China, India and the USA will be let go, reports WSJ.

“While we’re very optimistic about the new products in our pipeline, we still face challenges… These cuts are a continuation of the reductions we announced last summer. It’s obviously very hard for the employees concerned, and we are committed to helping them through this difficult transition.”

We don’t know what else is coming ahead for Motorola Mobility, but we hope it is good for both Motorola and Google. We’ve heard that Google’s Motorola X-Phone will be a ‘game changer’ and will be one of the best Android flagship phones. Google I/O is around the corner, where we expect to see the X-Phone and its ‘wow’ factor.

What do you think about Google’s Motorola future? Tell us about it in the comment box below.

Source: AFP

  • kurt hinds

    Bleak until something is done to turn things around!

  • yaya

    I have had LG phones and many Motorola smartphones, the Bionic being the last. Then I got a Samsung Note 2. The samsung phone is more stable, less power hungry and just more user friendly than my motorola phones.