“Google Inc. will cut about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. unit, or 20 percent of the staff at the company it bought for about $12.5 billion,” Brian Womack reports for Bloomberg. “Two-thirds of the reductions will be outside the U.S., the Mountain View, California-based company said in a regulatory filing today. Google will also shut down about one-third of Motorola Mobility’s 90 facilities and simplify its wireless product portfolio, it said. Google has also shaken up Motorola management, eliminating 40 percent of its vice presidents, said a person familiar with the matter, asking not to be identified because the detail isn’t public.”
Womack reports, “Google plans to use the Motorola division to produce smartphones and tablet computers that can help it set the pace of innovation in the mobile business, Dennis Woodside, who leads the Motorola unit, said in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek in May. ‘This is a huge opportunity to really show what Android can do in a well-designed, well-packaged, and well-marketed product,’ Woodside said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: So, Google believes that Android to date is not used in well-designed, well-packaged, and well-marketed products.
Not that we didn’t already know this, but it might be news to the Android settlers. Thanks, Denny.
Better hurry up, Denny, before the patent infringement verdicts start rolling in, or you’ll never get your mole-gotten iOS knockoff into a well-designed, well-packaged, and well-marketed product.
Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone: