Motorola is looking to steamline its business through job cuts and focusing on fewer phone releases each year. 20% of Motorola’s staff are expected to lose their jobs in the move, with a third of them coming from inside the US, leaving the rest in Asia and Europe. Motorola is also going to cut some of its spending on R&D in Chicago, Sunnyvale, and Beijing.
There are also going to be less phone releases per year from Motorola so that they can focus their efforts on launching great devices that both Google and consumers will be pleased with. Whether that plays out as we’d like to think is yet to be seen.