Motorola quits Samsung's home market, Google restructuring cuts more than 500 jobs

Motorola quits Samsung's home market, Google restructuring cuts more than 500 jobs
Motorola under Google promises to become a brand new company (and one with timely Android updates, please), and the restructuring has already started. Now, however, Motorola has confirmed that it will exit South Korea, the home market of companies like Samsung and LG, only retaining 10% of its R&D workers, granting them relocation packages.

In reality this means Motorola will no longer sell or market its smartphones and tablets in South Korea. The company’s R&D center will also shut down operations.

Motorola is not the only manufacturer to exit the dense South Korean market. HTC also fled the country recently. Of course, Samsung, LG are the most popular brands out there, along with Apple.

Here is the official explanation from Motorola:



source: DDaily via The Next Web

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4 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"(and one with timely Android updates, please)," I agree with this statement. If Google's going to be restructuring, this is the biggest thing that needs to change about Motorola.

2. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

they have closed their operations in India too..! In my country,nobody buys motorola phone..!!

3. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

i remember when Motorola have good market in Indonesia with Razr V. this phone can compete with nokia phone. now both nokia and motorola facing problem with their market

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

It was a bad move for motorola and htc to leave south korea. Motorola used to sell those flip phones very well and it became a trend there. They just needed more time and think of new strategies for their handsets to sell more

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