Motorola MOT shipped 8.3 million phones overall in the quarter which was above Motorola’s forecasts and Analyst expectations of 8.13 million. That total is down from last quarter’s 8.5 million but Android is significantly up from 2.3 million.
Motorola makes a lot more money per Android Smartphone than it does for ‘dumbphones’ so many will view this as a net positive for the company and the stock is up in morning trading. Verizon’s VZ Droid X from Motorola sales didn’t figure into these numbers as it was released after the quarter had closed.
Motorola will be split off into two companies next year.