The staff cuts continue at the now Google-owned Motorola this week, with some 1,200 employees spread across the U.S., Canada and India losing their jobs. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the 10% reduction in headcount is simply a continuation of the 20% cut that Moto announced back in August. A company spokesperson said that obviously it’s “very hard for the employees concerned, and we are committed to helping them through this difficult transition.”
On a somewhat brighter note, in emails sent out to the remaining workforce, Motorola said that they are “very optimistic” about new products in their pipeline, though they still “face challenges” moving forward. We all know that the rumored X Phone is supposed to be their saving grace, and that it has even been called a “game changer” by some. Unless of course you are talking to Google CFO Patrick Pichette, who said that none of Motorola’s upcoming products are “wow” by Google standards.
It’s going to continue to be a rocky road for Motorola for the foreseeable future. Who would have thought that only three years after claiming the Android crown and jump starting a movement with the original DROID, that we’d be at such a dark place.
Via: Wall Street Journal