Motorola Mobility sites in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa got shut down by Google

November 26, 2012
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When Google bought Motorola Mobility, the thought on everyone’s mind was that Google would make some improvements. When Motorola Mobility didn’t get any better, the consensus was that it would take some time for Google to make changes. Now we are stating to see some of those changes.

They aren’t the changes we all expected. Google’s first order of business for Motorola was to shut down a number of their websites. As The Next Web reports, Google said they would be making cuts to Motorola Mobility. The websites going down was part of that.

Thus, the websites in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East were all cut off. Instead, visitors will see a message similar to the one in the picture above. They have closed down the product sites but the support sites are to remain open. They also link customers to a product page. Along with it comes a warning that products on the product page may not be available in certain countries.

So what does this mean for Motorola Mobility?

It means that Google is finally starting to reshape the struggling Motorola. As Chinese website Sina reports, Motorola Mobility was struggling long before Google bought them. The only difference between then and now is that now Motorola Mobility is costing Google money. Google didn’t get to be the second biggest tech company by wasting money.

The move definitely isn’t what everyone was hoping for. After all, we were all dreaming of Motorola Nexus devices. Meanwhile, Google was making strategic cuts to save the company money. The websites going down is likely just the beginning of these cuts.

Perhaps the worst part is that we’re back to the waiting game. It will likely be a long time before the reshaping of Motorola is complete. At the very least, we can say there was a definite beginning to Google changing Motorola.

Was shutting down the websites and making cuts to Motorola a smart move by Google? Tell us what you think.

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