As reported earlier
, Google has continued wrapping up the Motorola Mobility business in India and various other countries.
People visiting Motorola Mobility's India website are greeted by the following message:
We are streamlining our business and support systems, and unfortunately, we'll no longer have a dedicated website for India.
Your local support site will remain open well into the future, and we'll continue to provide support for our existing products.
If you are interested in viewing our current products, you can still do so here.*
Important Message to our customers in India
*Products on these sites are not guaranteed to be available in your country
Visitors in countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and Middle East are seeing similar message when they visit their local website.
The move is no surprise as Google has been shrinking Motorola Mobility operations across these regions
. While Google states it will support these devices (read honour warranties where applicable), customers shouldn't expect any software updates for their Android phones, especially when Google is struggling to do the same in the one country Motorola is still active (United States).
This move also makes it difficult to recommend Motorola phones to prospective buyer's (not that there are many quality ones going around). Expect the next version of our smartphone buyer's guide
to reflect the same.