Lenovo denies reports of massive Motorola layoffs, says Moto Z family is safe for now

Lenovo denies reports of massive Motorola layoffs, says Moto Z family is safe for now
You might not be aware that Lenovo has decided let go a certain number of Motorola employees earlier this week. Reports about the layoffs emerged a few days ago after a Motorola employee said the company's workforce in Chicago has been halved.

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. Also, the company confirmed the development of its Moto Z family will not be affected by these layoffs.

As to the reason behind the layoffs, Lenovo said that these are the result of the “worldwide resource action” that it promised to execute back in late 2017 over the next several quarters, which is supposed to affect “less than 2% of its global workforce.

Motorola reportedly canceled the sequel to the Moto X4 but still has quite a few smartphones in the pipeline. The first Moto E, G and Z series handsets are expected to be unveiled in the coming months.

source: Engadget



1. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Moto X really became a mid range line of devices. However the Moto G lineup kind of fills that roll now. Especially since the new Moto G6 plus has dual cameras, can record 4k video, as well as take wide angle shots, has a Full HD+ (2160x1080) display, 6 GB of RAM, a SD 630 SoC, and more. Which definitely fits the mid range bill. It makes sense to drop the Moto X line.

2. fyah_king unregistered

I love my Moto z2. It's so smooth and the battery is killer.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

In Canada they only had the first Moto Z, they never brought the Moto Z2 to Canada. Motorola needs to stay consistent.

4. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

This is what happens when an American company gets sold to the Chinese.

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