Google to cut even more jobs at Motorola Mobility

04 October, 2012
The company will spend $300 million on severance charges, and not $275 million, as initially expected.

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  • MEAT

J-Ro, 05 Oct 2012They do happen to make some of the toughest phones on the market... moreThey are people proof too. Coz they repel people lol. Nobody likes MOTO and nobody buys them.

  • vrbcik


...instead of making new models... That's a pity...

But what users like? their previous phone more tuned, with upgraded hw...something like apple does.
e.g. why not make some few same models with just hw upgrades: better display, higher ram, better processor? then also sw upgrade - with newer android.

two or three models are enough e.g.:
razr ( 2 versions-larger display+ smaller display) - thin models
droid 5 (with keyboard - i have had droid 2 and droid 3 here in europe - great lasting phones!)
and some small resistant outdoor model (like defy+) with the same hw parameters as the two above - except for display resolution - and longer battery

and just updating hw in newer models and android version...

I am still watching news for new droid 5, gsm/world version with 1gb ram, battery, and perhaps display innovation.

J-Ro, 05 Oct 2012They do happen to make some of the toughest phones on the market... moreThey are well known for not updating thier phones and always being late to market with out of date O/S versions. They were still selling phones with Froyo months after Gingerbread was out and everyone else was on it. They have still not even managed to get most, if any of their phones to Ice Cream Sandwich, let alone Jellybean.

  • J-Ro

Anonymous, 04 Oct 2012The biggest shortfall of the Motorola devices are, 1.lack of su... moreThey do happen to make some of the toughest phones on the market (water. Proof, shock proof and dust proof smartphones)

  • Anonymous

MeeGo Takeover, 05 Oct 2012You were right up until you said MeeGo was dead. Research Jol... moreI got n nine but sold it because of no apps even no whatsapp jolla are nothing in front of nokia but really meego was good!! Meego is really far better than wp and its open source is as android value but a bit less

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Oct 2012Market share is not relevant for a platform's liveliness, 2 year... moreUsing that logic Windows mobile 6 is still alive as market share is irrelevanr then?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 04 Oct 2012The biggest shortfall of the Motorola devices are, 1.lack of su... moreMotorola is known for phones with huge battery, unfortunately they don't have an international version of the MAXX HD, so they stand no chance outside US.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Oct 2012Preisely what % of phones on the nmarket today are running MeeGo?Market share is not relevant for a platform's liveliness, 2 years ago Symbian had more then 50% market share and it was already dead. Market share is only relevant for the past, not the present or the future.

  • Anonymous

MeeGo Takeover, 05 Oct 2012You were right up until you said MeeGo was dead. Research Jol... morePreisely what % of phones on the nmarket today are running MeeGo?

  • Jane

Personally, I prefer Motorola durable quality compared to Samsung.

  • batsam

i red someone is arguing about motorolas design,well i think its a lot better than the crappy shiny platic and cheap silver finish japenese phones got,motorola phones have business design they remind of thinkpads computers in comparsions of pavillions laptops,anyone with a bit of style and good taste would prefer the design of a motorola on on those shiny japanese phones that look more like candies or toys instead of a smartphone

  • Marco

navi, 05 Oct 2012make a decent but affordable phone.They already have. Ref RAZR M in the US and RAZR i in the rest of the markets.

  • navi

make a decent but affordable phone.

  • Aneurysm

For me S0NY MOBILE is the best am0ng the list..their m0bile design are always in impressive look and unique dust,scratch and water resistant style.. whereas the other wasnt be like that..xloud,clear bass soround stereo,bravia engine and ofcourse exmor technology are those assets of their phones..samsung and apple are useless bcoz their previous phones and newly release phones have alm0st the same features..long live SONY.

  • Rei

This is just too bad. Motorola never did try to aggressively expand its market beyond the US like what they did years before. In other countries, the only brands that really mattered (or at least has a significant amount of visibility) is Samsung and Apple. That's it. Even if they have an impressive smartphone line-up it'll mean nothing if they can't create a strong enough demand overseas too.

LMFAO... The job cuts are a direct result of poor sales, nothing more.

  • MeeGo Takeover

Jean- formerly Mohd, 04 Oct 2012loL! symbian is dead! wp is useless for google and meego is dead! You were right up until you said MeeGo was dead.

Research Jolla Mobile and learn the truth.

As expected, Google is destroying what used to be my favorite cell phone maker. I'd rather use Windows than Android (if Symbian miraculously dies) just because of this.

  • Whatchasay

Jean- formerly Mohd, 04 Oct 2012what did nokia !!?? how many job cuts!!???Except, Motorola has about 20,000 employees. Nokia has over 120,000. Of course, I don't expect a troll like you to understand such subtleties.


Motorola have proved they dont care about their customers so why buy any of their phones that wont get updates after a few months.Disillusioned.Atrix owner