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Moto X5 gets cancelled as Motorola fires up to 50% of staff

10 March 2018, 04:28 | Jodi Jackson

Motorola announces 25 Moto Hubs in Kolkata

Motorola announces 25 Moto Hubs in Kolkata

The reports also seemed to indicate that the Moto Z line won't continue.

The iconic mobile phone brand Moto that was acquired by Lenovo from Google in the year 2014 for 2.91 billion dollars, is not venting up to be as successful as expected by the Chinese brand.

According to a report by Android Police, a source added that the company is laid off 190 people in the office while simplifying its targets by pulling out of markets where the devices were not doing good and focusing on core market and mods that will result in sales.

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 a year ago.

Motorola announces 25 Moto Hubs in Kolkata

In a cost cutting exercise Motorola are also looking to scale back their involvement in the development of third party Moto Mods. The Moto Mod line would continue but with the concentration being again on mods which could actually yield a profit.

Lenovo has already announced that layoffs would take place over the next few quarters. This means products such as gamepad and health tracker mods will not be continued. A post stated that the last working day for the employees affected would be 6 April 2018.

We wouldn't call Motorola's Moto Mods a thriving ecosystem, but from a battery pack to a projector, they have you covered in more ways than one. 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. The statement confirmed that the brand would continue putting efforts in the modular smartphone space with the Moto Z series. This week's employment reductions are a continuation of that process. Recently, the image of a virtual reality headset mod for Moto Z phones has been leaked. Well, we have some news in regards to the future of the Moto Z.

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