Microsoft has declared to dismiss an additional 2,850 employees to the previous 1,850 jobs it said it would reduce, because the company is unhappy by a failed $7.6 billion Nokia experiment during increasing losses in the smartphone hardware business segment.
In a regulatory filing, the tech titan stated it will reduce 4,700 jobs worldwide by the end of fiscal year 2017, according to the report on Friday by the PC World.
Last June, Microsoft had broadcasted it will reduce 7,400 jobs from the smartphone business unit.
Previously in May, indicating the end of its Nokia experiment, Microsoft broadcasted it was reducing 1,850 jobs and writing off $950 million of which $200 million will be used for severance payments.
Indian-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement, "We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation - with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same."
"We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms," Nadella added.
The recent job cuts mean that the majority of former Nokia workers will no longer be working at Microsoft, according to the report.
Practically a year ago, Nadella had announced a "more effective and focused phone portfolio" with business, value phones and flagships gaining distinction.
"We're scaling back, but we're not out!" said Terry Myerson, Microsoft's head of Windows and devices.
"Phone success has been limited to companies valuing our commitment to security, manageability, and continuum, and with consumers who value the same," Nadella added.
Microsoft's Lumia and Windows Phone strategy have been unsuccessful as both sales and Windows Phone market share have dropped since the tech giant's mobile restructuring the previous year.
Instead of trying to force the world to use Windows phones, Nadella’s approach has been to make more of Microsoft’s technology accessible on iOS and Android. He has also managed the acquisitions of many iOS apps, together with email program Acompli and calendar app Sunrise, which are now both part of the mobile version of Outlook.
Recently, the company’s research unit released Microsoft Pix, a photography program for iOS that aims to deal with Apple's built in camera app.
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