Martin already covered the Moto X stuff earlier this morning, kindly leaving me to mop up the rest of the shhhhhh…iny new words from Dennis Woodside’s mouth, he being Motorola’s CEO.
Perhaps most interesting is that Motorola has reached an employee plateau, with layoffs seemingly done and dusted, while we shouldn’t expect another Xoom any time soon.
Google’s first step after its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola was to trim the fat, with thousands of employees laid off. The good news is that that stuff’s supposedly over.
As for tablets, readers might recall the Motorola Xoom, which was announced way back in 2011, and was the first tablet to sell with Honeycomb (Android 3.0) on board.
The Motorola Xoom 2 (and Xoom 2 Media Edition) followed later that year, but it’s been all quiet on the Motorola tablet front since then. While manufacturers like Samsung have gone into tablet overdrive, Motorola has emphatically backed off.
Woodside explains: “A lot of what we know isn’t as important in the tablet. For now we haven’t been focused on that.”
Hmm, so we shouldn’t expect a Motorola Xoom 3? Never say never. Woodside adds: “That may change.” Yeah, a bit like Apple and phablets.