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The Moto Z Line will Continue Despite the Reports about Layoffs

The Moto Z Line will Continue Despite the Reports about Layoffs

An anonymous source talking with Android Police said that Motorola is canceling development of the Motorola Moto X5, which would have been the follow-up to the Moto X4 that came out past year.

The Moto X5 was one of a few forthcoming Motorola-made Android smartphones that leaked earlier this year, and the successor to last year's Moto X4 (which also happened to launch in partnership with Google as an Android One variant).




Yesterday there were reports that Motorola had laid off a significant number of employees from the engineering division of their Chicago branch, which Android Police later reported to have been 190 staff. It said that the brand Moto would be now concentrating on the G, E, and Z smartphone ranges and that the X series, later on, might make a comeback. The company has confirmed the layoffs in its Chicago office, but announced the Moto Z series of modular phones is emerging unscathed. However, the Moto Mods will be continued but with the focus being again on mods that can actually turn a profit. This likely means that production of health tracker mods and gamepad mods may discontinue. A post stated that the last working day for the employees affected would be 6 April 2018.

Moto, in an official statement to different publications, said that late in the year 2017, Lenovo announced a worldwide resource action that would occur over the next several quarters and impact less than two percent of its global workforce. It is worth noting a VR headset is now being planned, however, so Moto may not be done with eccentric Mods just yet. Obviously, these were alarming news, and users even began to wonder if the Moto Z line will become a reality. This weeks employment reductions are a continuation of that process. "We are not going for any fixed target (to reach 1,000 "Moto Hubs"), but it can be as soon as in the next six months", said Mathur.


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