Motorola, whose mobility business was fully acquired by Google two days ago, said its mobility business will run as a separate company in India.

“Motorola has a long-standing presence in India and the Asia-Pacific region, and that will continue. Mobility is owned by Google but will keep its operations separate,” a spokesperson from Motorola told Business Line.

There are no immediate changes in the regions and operations would continue as before, the spokesperson said.

However, Motorola Mobility's financial performance will be broken out as part of Google's quarterly results, the spokesperson said, adding that Motorola will remain a licensee of Android.

However, when asked about the number of employees in India, where Motorola has an office in Gurgaon, the spokesperson said, “We don't disclose our employee numbers in specific offices.”

Similar to its global operations, Motorola here provides mobility solutions and sells mobile handsets at different range.

For example, from low-end model like Motorola Moto Yuva at around Rs 1,100 to Motorola Xoom at around Rs 33,000.

However, the company has a tough competition from Samsung and Nokia to even local companies such as Micromax and Lava. The only model that the company had done well was through Motorola Razr V3.

When asked about the expected changes, a Google India spokesperson said as of now, they had no information apart from the global announcements made on May 22.

ronendrasingh.s@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on May 24, 2012)
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