(NYSE:MOT - News) co-CEO, Sanjay Jha, is moving quickly to scale back the company's struggling cell phone division, simplifying the way it makes devices and cutting additional jobs, according to a media report.
Jha also has decided to focus on
Android operating system as the software platform for Motorola's phones, the
Wall Street Journal
reports, citing people familiar with the matter.
He is expected to detail his plans, which will likely include thousands of layoffs, as early as Thursday when the company reports earnings, the
reports. The company has announced 10,000 job cuts since early last year. Motorola declined to comment, the newspaper says.
Jha is betting on Google's Android operating system and just two other software platforms to speed development of new models. He plans to get rid of at least four other platforms, limiting the number of employees required to do customization work for different wireless carriers. This means Motorola may scrap dozens of phone designs that are in development, potentially leading to product delays in the coming quarters, according to the
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