Google shutting down various worldwide Motorola Mobility websites

Google shutting down various worldwide Motorola Mobility websites
Google has been working on restructuring and downsizing Motorola Mobility for a while now. Google has cut the workforce, and has looked to sell off pieces of the company, while holding on to the mobile hardware and patents. Now, Google is shutting down the dedicated websites for Motorola Mobility in various regions around the world.

According to the notice that pops up when you try to visit certain regional sites, the local support sites will remain intact. But, in an effort to "streamline" Motorola's business and support systems, the dedicated sites for Asia, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, Hong Kong, and Taiwan have all been shut down.

So, now there will be a centralized website for Motorola, which may be better for Google and Motorola, but will be awkward for consumers. Because there won't be dedicated sites, it won't be clear what products are available in what regions. Instead, there will be an asterisk on products that aren't available worldwide.

source: The Next Web


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