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.