Google cuts 10 percent of Motorola Mobility workforce

Motorola staffers were informed by the company via email this week that “while we’re very optimistic about the new products in our pipeline, we still face challenges.” The company email added that “our costs are too high, we’re operating in markets where we’re not competitive and we’re losing money.” The layoffs will affect workers in the U.S., China and India.

Ouch. That means about 1,200 employees are getting laid off.



  • http://www.twitter.com/macmixing Dom Esposito

    Probably because they plan on having a bunch of Androids do the work. :-)

  • tylernol

    Samesung has subsumed Android. Everyone else trying to make money off Android is toast.

  • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

    Stock analysts will be happy.

  • http://twitter.com/jeffzugale Jeff Zugale

    In case Tvaddich is still around: this is how one can say Google doesn’t make money from Android.

    Sympathy to all those getting laid off, that sucks.

    • DanPierce

      I wonder if the $12 billion Google paid for Motorola counts against Android or is treated separately?

    • Tvaddic

      Motorold lost Google 353 Million last Quarter, which is a lot. But that is less than mobile revenue, so they are still postive.

  • http://twitter.com/NWNirvana The Dictator

    This is what happens when you buy Korean products over American products.

    • http://twitter.com/ErinJWade Erin Wade

      No – this is what happens when an American company makes products that can’t compete with Korean products.

  • Renfield

    Buying a company for their patents and then firing the employees? Don’t be evil, Google.