Google in a new directive is going to chop 1200 jobs at its Motorola Mobility unit, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The report was based on review of a company email. With a huge competition in smartphone market, once the leading smartphone maker is now struggling for profit.

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The job cuts will affect employees in USA, India and China. The motive behind job cuts Google cites is the too high cost of operation and being not competitive enough.


Last year in August, Google had dismissed 4000 jobs at Motorola Mobility as it decided to manufacture more smartphones and less simple mobile phones.

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As its largest acquisition deal ever, Google had acquired Motorola Mobility on May 22, 2012 for USD $12.5 Billion. After the acquisition, Motorola Mobility suffered an operating loss of more than USD $500 Million and more than USD $350 Million in third and fourth quarter of 2012.