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Google’s Motorola Mobility has begun laying off a further 1,200 staff, according to a company email obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The cut accounts for 10% of the company’s workforce, and comes just seven months after Google laid off 4,000 employees in an effort to increase profitability.

Google doesn’t have time to focus on products like this. It has an iPhone to beat.

Google is gearing up to offload Motorola’s set-top box business as it looks to concentrate its efforts on competing with Apple’s iPhone. The company has been trying to sell Motorola Home Business, which supplies set-top boxes to cable television providers, for around $2 billion, and it has reportedly received multiple offers already. Once it’s gone, Google will focus on high-end smartphones.