Smarrrt, 31 May 2014Yes they have some factories in vietnam too.But none of their top tier devices is made outside Korea. Cheaper devices maybe, but never the eye catching ones.
Smarrrt, 31 May 2014Yes you are right, where I live the Razr and Droid series weren`t available, and now you can't... moreAs I said back few posts ago - lack of availability is not because of US factory. It's because Motorola simply discontinued the business outside USA. That happened back in mid 2010 after their first top Android device - Motorola Milestone. Despite good sales, unprofessional management led company to crash and suddenly sold remains of Mobility division to Google.
The name of the game is called "de-localization". This is not only affecting US manufacturers but now also the Chinese manufacturers themselves. The Chinese have seen within the past ten years what the West has seen before, prosperity and wage hikes, so now they are moving into Ethiopia, Egypt and other countries where salaries are comparatively low, coupled with good government incentive packages. Japan and South Korea have moved into such markets quite early, so even if Motorolla it seems was slow to catch up, but then it's not too late either.
Anonymous, 31 May 2014There are lots of problems with Motorola, but marketing is only a side effect. Availability i... moreYes you are right, where I live the Razr and Droid series weren`t available, and now you can't buy any Motorola phones here. I hope with the factories moving to china the availability will grow.
Smarrrt, 31 May 2014The only problem Motorola has is bad marketing. Motorola is an old company, they even made com... moreThere are lots of problems with Motorola, but marketing is only a side effect. Availability is the biggest problem. For a long time most of their best phones were only available on one carrier in the US. Look at the Motorola razr back on the day. Available everywhere and sold millions. Droid Maxx with its monstrous battery life was only available on one carrier in the US, IIRC.
LevizX, 31 May 2014No, LG and Samsung made majority of their phones in S.KOREAYes they have some factories in vietnam too.
Smarrrt, 31 May 2014The only problem Motorola has is bad marketing. Motorola is an old company, they even made com... moreAhhhh ok my friend.... oh that's why Motorola phones didn't click to the customers while Samsung as you have said it has bad designs and worst features but have sold lot of Samsung mobiles hehehe
SAMSUNG 4 LIFE, 31 May 2014Not all not like Motorola most of them are all made in China and Samsung had reach far alread... moreThe only problem Motorola has is bad marketing. Motorola is an old company, they even made communication devices for NASA and the US Military. Samsung doesn't have more experience with mobile phones, they only have better marketing and thats how they get you with they design that never changes and with their copied ideas.
There next motorola phones will be name mutu e 2, mutu g 2, mutu x 2 ahaha
Smarrrt, 31 May 2014Samsung phones are made in chine too (and they are realllllyy bad), but Motorola will always k... moreNot all not like Motorola most of them are all made in China and Samsung had reach far already while Motorola is only getting started now but this what happens now we expect all of the Motorola that will be made now will be made in China ahaha local..
SILVER SURFER, 31 May 2014The start of the end of Motorola:( Part of Lenovo Development strategy!The end was when they got rid of Motorola Mobility International back in 2010-2011, limiting themself to US market only.
There is certainly a reason why manufacturing was slowly outsourced from developed countries to developing countries and it was successful. Primary reason being, the cost savings in production outweigh all the associated risks, additional costs and problems of global model.
Motorola exec's just thought they could just reverse it, just like that ? I don't think so. The only real reason of doing this IMO was thinking this could become a selling factor in products success, but I guess it didn't quite work out, as their product didn't achieve the success they were hoping for. So closing the plan seems logical.
Samsung phones are made in chine too (and they are realllllyy bad), but Motorola will always keep the high quality. They just want to make they devices available everywhere, not just in the US, so they move to china and send the products to US, EU, Asia, Australia. So more people can buy them.
SAMSUNG 4 LIFE, 31 May 2014Moto e and moto g will be there last good phone that will be sold in low prices bec. motorola... moreWhile samsung is the best, because all of their phones look the same from S2.
Moto e and moto g will be there last good phone that will be sold in low prices bec. motorola has no more money to pay there taxes and they are corrupted so they will passed it to China ahaha... so all motorola now will be made in China ahaha
May be due cheaper smart phone prices, there fore Motorola won't be able to sell their phone at competitive prices in order to keep paying high wages. It's logically thinking that this is the reasons. Isn't it !