The mobile phone maker will lose 4,000 jobs as new owner, Google restructure in an effort to return to profit. 15/08/2012
The firm would not comment on exactly where the jobs would be cut, but with 250 staff being employed at the three UK sites in Basingstoke, Livingstone and Swindon, there may be cause for concern.
The IT hardware company, bought by Google last year, plans to close or merge about one-third of its 90 facilities, which include offices and factories. This will see the workforce reduced by 20%.
Technology analyst, Anshul Gupta suggests that the cuts in staff are a natural part of Google's efforts to incorporate Motorola into its organisation.
Mr Gupta, from research firm Gartner, said he expected Google to bring out some innovative devices focusing on high-end smartphones, rather than low-end feature phones.
He said there was definitely 'scope for competition in hardware, but also in services, where Google has an edge and can really differentiate itself'.
The new strategy is expected to create jobs in the future, helping return its mobile devices unit to profitability.
As smartphone technology advances, the future looks positive for university leavers with the right qualifications.
Google interviews are considered notoriously difficult with logic puzzles, riddles and trick questions facing graduates who apply.
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