Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Motorola announces layoffs: Moto X5 cancelled, Moto Z series survived

Motorola to open 1,000'Moto Hubs to boost offline presence The hubs could push revenue from offline channels to 50 per cent of total sales over a period of time
Kayla Schwartz | 10 March, 2018, 16:33

Apparently, the company is planning to cancel the Moto X5 entirely, and plans to significantly scale back its efforts to partner with third-party Moto Mod makers...

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Moto, the iconic mobile phone brand that Lenovo acquired from Google in 2014 for $2.91 billion, is not shaping up to be the success the Chinese brand would have hope for. This means that the company will increase its focus on the Moto E, G and Z line-up of devices. There was little to suggest the Moto Z3 wouldn't launch, but the Moto Mods lineup in general seemed to be in danger based on comments from the maker the keyboard Moto Mod. The official statement also added that the move that Lenovo announced previous year will continue to happen "over the next few quarters" impacting less than 2 percent of its workforce across the globe. The company has confirmed the layoffs in its Chicago office, but announced the Moto Z series of modular phones is emerging unscathed. In an official statement to publications, Moto said, "In late 2017, Lenovo announced a worldwide resource action that would occur over the next several quarters and impacting less than two percent of its global workforce". This weeks employment reductions are a continuation of that process. Prior to this announcement, multiple people close to the company have stated that a significant portion of Moto's engineering staff in Chicago has been laid off, with a Moto Mod owner going as far as saying the "Z team in Moto was irreversibly impacted". Their expected last day of work is April 6, 2018. The leak of the new Virtual Viewer headset comes courtesy of the reliable leakster Evan Blass, often the first to get his hands on breaking news. Well, we have some news in regards to the future of the Moto Z. The recently launched Moto Mods will also be available for customers to experience and purchase. Today, Lenovo told Engadget that the reports are inaccurate in the fact that the layoffs did not impact half of Motorola's workforce in Chicago, but much less.

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