Motorola Mobility has officially shut shop in India and visitors to its Indian website are greeted with a message announcing the same. In August BGR India had exclusively reported Motorola would shut its phone business in India and will only provide after-sales support to existing products in the market. (more…)Google+
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Motorola today started sending out invites for an event on September 18. It will be a joint-event held by Motorola and Intel, which could mean the launch of an Intel-powered smartphone. The two companies had announced their intentions to launch a smartphone on Intel’s silicon at CES earlier this year. (more…)Google+
Motorola is shutting down its operations in India and across Asia Pacific, industry sources have confirmed to BGR India. The news comes after Motorola Mobility CEO, Dennis Woodside, confirmed the company would be letting go of 20 percent of its workforce and would be shrinking its India operations. Emails and calls to Motorola Mobility’s APAC region PR and employees at Motorola Mobility India remain unanswered. (more…)Google+
In a regulatory filing with the SEC, Google today confirmed news reports of mass lay-offs at Motorola Mobility. About 4,000 of its 20,000 employees will be let go, a third of them from the US. Google estimates that the move will cost the company $275 million, most of which will be realized in the third quarter. Motorola has delivered 14 quarters of losses in the last 16 and Google believes the latest step would ensure the unit starts making money soon. Read on for the complete statement. (more…)Google+
Motorola Mobility told employees on Sunday it would lay off 20 percent of its workforce and close a third of its 94 global offices. While a third of the 4,000 employees being laid off will be from the US, Motorola will shrink its operations in India and Asia apart from letting go of 40 percent of its vice presidents. The company plans to leave unprofitable markets, stop making low-end devices and focus on a few cellphones instead of dozens, said Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s new chief executive, in an intervi...
We have heard that the Motorola Razr is likely to receive an over the air update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich next week in India. Earlier in the week, Razr owners were notified about the upcoming update and were also informed about some of the enhancements included in the update. (more…)Google+
Last Wednesday we reported that Motorola was likely to launch the Razr Maxx in India and Motorola has indeed launched it along with the promise of launching the Razr V soon. The Razr Maxx is basically a souped up version of the already available Razr and features a slightly thicker casing home to a gargantuan 3,300 mAh battery. (more…)Google+
Motorola is likely to launch the Razr Max Android smartphone on June 24 if online retailer Infibeam is to be believed. The online retailer has already opened pre-orders for the device, and is charging Rs 31,999 for the device. (more…)Google+
Motorola has added two new devices to its portfolio of waterproof devices in India with the launch of the Defy XT and the Defy Mini.The Defy XT features a 3.7-inch display with Gorilla Glass, a 5-megapixel camera, a front facing VGA camera, a 1650 mAh battery, microSD card support, 1GHz processor, dual-SIM capabilities and 512 MB of RAM. In addition to this, the device is water resistant and repellent and Dust resistant, IP67 certified and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Defy XT will start retailing for R...
Motorola has launched the Defy XT in India, the third in its Defy series of dust and water resistant Android smartphones to be launched here after the Defy and the Defy Plus. Online retailer Flipkart is retailing it for Rs 15,990. (more…)Google+
It hasn’t been an hour since Google announced it has acquired Motorola Mobility, new Motorola Mobility CEO and former Google Americas’ President, Dennis Woodside, is already at work. He has just announced new hires with wide experience ranging from DARPA, Amazon, Nvidia and Nokia among others. Woodside also made his plans clear about Motorola Mobility. “Our aim is simple: to focus Motorola Mobility’s remarkable talent on fewer, bigger bets, and create wonderful devices that are used by peo...
Google has just announced it has completed the acquisition of Motorola Mobility. The acquisition was first announced in August last year when Google announced it would buy Motorola’s mobile handset and set-top box making division for $12.5 billion. The deal was stuck as both companies awaited the approval of Chinese authorities, which came on May 19. (more…)Google+