Motorola Cutting Staff, Focusing on Android

Lora Bentley

Last week Motorola announced that it would be shifting gears in its smartphone business to focus on Google's Android platform. In fact, the company's co-CEO, said it would be limiting its efforts to Android, Windows Mobile, and its own operating system, P2K.


This week, TelecomTV cites The Wall Street Journal for news that Motorola will also be cutting jobs as it devotes more time and reallocates resources to the Android effort:

The handset manufacturer is reportedly planning to announce more layoffs and switch its software platform to Google's Android operating system, according to co-chief executive, Sanjay Jha. The Wall Street Journal said the details of Motorola's plan could be announced as early as tomorrow.

Jha came on board with Motorola in August, the story says, to make sure the unit is ready to stand as its own business by 2010.

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