Motorola reports quarterly results. Good luck with the buyout, Google

The Android phone business isn’t doing a whole lot to help Motorola Mobility, the company that Google is paying $12.5 billion to buy. They might want to rethink their purchase in light of the most recently numbers. They’re just terrible.

Motorola shipped — shipped, not sold — 5.3 million smartphones in the quarter. As a reminder, Apple sold 37 million.

For the full year, Motorola shipped — shipped, not sold — 18.7 million smartphones. As a reminder, Apple sold 37 million smartphones last quarter.

They shipped — shipped, not sold — 200,000 tablets last quarter. TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND. As a reminder, Apple sold 15 million tablets.

For the year, Motorola shipped — shipped, not sold — 1 million tablets. As a reminder, Apple sold 15 million tablets last quarter.

The company lost $80 million in the quarter — $70 million of that was by the mobile division. The unit lost $285 million for the year.

But remember, Android is winning, because it’s open. Or something.

From Parsilemon.