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Motorola Mobility shuts down in India
Motorola Mobility – the Google owned company has shut down its India operations and visitors to its Indian website are greeted with a message announcing the same. It was rumored way back in August that Motorola was planning to shut its phone business in India and will only provide after-sales support to existing products in the market.
Motorola Mobility Official Statement
“Important Message to our customers in India We are streamlining our business and support systems, and unfortunately, we’ll no longer have a dedicated website for India.
Your local support site will remain open well into the future, and we’ll continue to provide support for our existing products.
If you are interested in viewing our current products, you can still do so here.*
*Products on these sites are not guaranteed to be available in your country.”
As reported by – BGR India
Motorola Mobility LLC is an American telecommunications equipment corporation owned by Google and headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Libertyville, Illinois. On August 15, 2011, Google Inc. announced that it had agreed to acquire the company for US$12.5 billion. The acquisition included a sizeable portfolio of patents owned by Motorola. On February 13, 2012 Google received final approval from the United States Department of Justice and the European Union. On 19th May 2012, the People’s Republic of China approved the merger also for $12.5 billion, making it the last major trading commission to approve the merger. The merger was completed on the 22 May 2012.
Under the new leadership of Dennis Woodside, the company decided to exit unprofitable markets and shut down 94 offices globally including India. Motorola will no longer make low-end handsets and will focus on few smartphones instead of dozens under the new management. The company has hired senior executives from DARPA, Amazon, Nvidia and Nokia for its next generation of smartphones.
Previously it was even rumored that Chinese manufacturer Huawei was in talks with Google to acquire the Motorola handset business, but now these rumors have been put to rest.