BREAKING: Google closes down Motorola in 30 countries

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  1. alstrike macrumors regular

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    Yep,

    as shocking as it sounds Google will shut down Motorola in 30 countries on the 31st of December. This means no Motorola phones will be sold directly in those countries after that date.

    In Europe only UK, France and Germany will remain.

    Apparently this is part of an all-out war against the iPhone, with Google focusing its efforts in markets where the iPhone is the top dog.

    Source (in Spanish) : http://www.xataka.com/moviles/google-cierra-motorola-espana-a-pesar-de-sus-ventas-en-su-guerra-global-al-iphone

    Google translation http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.xataka.com%2Fmoviles%2Fgoogle-cierra-motorola-espana-a-pesar-de-sus-ventas-en-su-guerra-global-al-iphone
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    wow, that's pretty terrible news for Europe. Worse still, I don't see Motorola/Google taking marketshare away from Apple by competing with them in such a head-on manner, or at least I don't see the point of it.
     
  3. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    This is not about stealing the thunder from the iPhone. Android needs the iPhone to survive.

    Motorola was hemmoraging money when google bought it. This is an attempt to make it more profitable. That's all.
     
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    Google got a good deal on it because there were better companies out there.
     
  6. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. Anyone that read about this all those months ago, knew why Google bought Motorola. They didn't need their hardware or Motoblur software. They just wanted the patents. Google didn't even care to let Motorola ship the new phones announced this past week with the Jelly Bean OS.
    You can expect these to be the last Motorola phones you ever see.
     
  7. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Take this with a grain of salt. I have not found it anywhere else.
     
  8. alstrike thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually the info came from Motorola Mobility in Spain.
     
  9. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    How do you figure?

    1: android is free
    2: they are activating a million android devices a day
    3; it has steamrolled iOS in the mobile marketshare, it now holds over 50 percent of the marketshare.
    4: it shows no signs of slowing down
     
  10. tninety macrumors regular

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    Android might not where it is today if it weren't for Apple, but it hardly needs the iPhone to survive. Google makes a lot of money off iOS, but not nearly as much as their other ventures.
     
  11. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    iPhones biggest marketshare by far is in the USA and it still lags behind Android and it gets killed everywhere else in the world so i dont share your reasoning.

    This isnt a shot at Apple. They make a ton of money on their phones and they sell well but they arent top dog anywhere as far as marketshare.

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    There ya go...this
     
  12. alstrike thread starter macrumors regular

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    That´s what the article says, not me.
     
  13. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Indeed the west seems to be interested in destroying jobs than creating them. They will sell what's left to china.
     

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