Lenovo says Moto Z family isn't dead, in response to layoff rumors

Vlad, 09 March 2018

Yesterday we told you about some rumors that started circulating regarding layoffs at Motorola's Chicago offices. Allegedly the Lenovo-owned company was saying goodbye to 50% of its employees there.

In the meantime Lenovo has reached out to let us know that those rumors were false. Here's the full statement we received:

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 week’s employment reductions are a continuation of that process. We are reducing our Motorola operations in Chicago however this did not impact half of our workforce there and our Moto Z family will continue.

So this is a development that's been in the works for a while now, and, most importantly, the Moto Z line of flagship smartphones hasn't been killed off as a consequence. Also, the layoffs did not impact half of Motorola's Chicago workforce.


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  • Anonymous

The Moto X4 is one of the best if not the best premium midrange phones, and the Moto X line is iconic, it will be a mistake to bury it (but if you see the leaked x5 ´photo´ it has a notch and is 6 inches... better cancel it :p ). Please m...

  • Anonymous

My current phone is Moto G4 Play. So far so good. Smooth and bloatware free. Come on guys. Go go go.

  • AnonD-741037

Better to dead this and Bury yourself into dig also. No one going to buy your crappy products and Big thanks for ruining Motorola !!