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Google Shutting Down Motorola's Local Websites

By - Source: The Next Web | B 12 comments

Sites from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, among others being shuttered.

Google has commenced the process of shutting down several of Motorola's international websites.

Throughout the duration of this week, sites from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Hong Kong and Taiwan will all have been shut down. A brief message will be showcased explaining the situation for anyone who visits the defunct sites.

"We are streamlining our business and support systems, and unfortunately, we'll no longer have a dedicated website for [region]. Your local support sites… will remain open, well into the future, and we'll continue to provide support for our products."

Despite the closures of the websites in question, Motorola is determined to offer its users support for products within the affected regions.

Ever since Google completed its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, the search engine giant has been carrying out layoffs at the smartphone manufacturer. Although it's released compelling devices such as the RAZR M and RAZR i, the firm has yet to experience a considerable increase in market share. That said, Google's main motive behind the purchase was to obtain Motorola's patents in order to better defend Android.

 

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    clonazepam , November 27, 2012 10:43 PM
    Motorola Droid Bionic FTW! hah, can't wait to see what (Samsung) has to offer for 2013-2014.
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    joytech22 , November 27, 2012 10:57 PM
    Sadface. I hope Google plans to use Motorola, I don't want to see another giant swallowed by the man.
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    southernshark , November 27, 2012 11:08 PM
    Google does not need regional websites. It knows where you are.
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    Anonymous , November 27, 2012 11:17 PM
    Cool! I hope they shut down Motorola Next!
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    mman74 , November 28, 2012 12:46 AM
    Is that do no evil? You bought a competitive company with many people depending on it for livelihoods. You had the resources to bring out highly desirable Android products and opportunities to experience real sales growth. Instead you used this company just to get your hands on patents and now you just want to lay the workforce off. If all you wanted was just the patents then why didn't you just buy them and leave the company with a fighting chance of running as an ongoing concern.
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    livebriand , November 28, 2012 3:25 AM
    Psst... if you want more sales, Motorola, use completely STOCK ANDROID, and provide fast updates without carrier crap! It's funny how everyone's ignoring the obvious, easy solution here... (which is why I'll be sticking with Nexus devices)
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    Kami3k , November 28, 2012 5:37 AM
    livebriandPsst... if you want more sales, Motorola, use completely STOCK ANDROID, and provide fast updates without carrier crap! It's funny how everyone's ignoring the obvious, easy solution here... (which is why I'll be sticking with Nexus devices)


    They already said they don't ship with stock android on the phones.
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    Gundam288 , November 28, 2012 5:48 AM
    StevesBallmerCool! I hope they shut down Motorola Next!

    Google can only shut down Motorola Mobility (cell phones) as they split Motorola up in 2011 and mobility was bought up in a hurry by Google while Motorola Solutions (radios) is still independent.
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    erraticfocus , November 28, 2012 9:11 AM
    sounds like business as usual, bit of change and streamlining and then onto the next big thing. google for the win!
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    jungleboogiemonster , November 28, 2012 10:54 AM
    I interpret this as Google replacing Motorola's support system with their own. The problem is that Google has no support system. Ever try to get support for a Google service? There is none.
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    Zhou , November 28, 2012 6:05 PM
    Google, being a dick as always.
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    AndrewJacksonZA , December 12, 2012 9:17 AM
    jungleboogiemonsterI interpret this as Google replacing Motorola's support system with their own. The problem is that Google has no support system. Ever try to get support for a Google service? There is none.

    Tell me about it. See my experience here:
    http://explorationsincode.blogspot.com/2010/11/google-south-africas-telephone-number.html
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