Layoff rumors stir surrounding Motorola’s Chicago workforce [Updated]

08 March 2018
This doesn’t look very good for the Moto Z lineup.

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  • AnonD-746767

Long live Motorola, introducing the shatterproof tech was a huge plus and its really helping users of the shatterproof models. There's much hope for the future. Please don't give up.

  • Anonymous

Even my G4 Play works fine. Motorola phones are really good. It's software is very stable and bloatware free. So enjoy. Don't give up guys.

  • Anonymous

5 months after G4 Play Nougat update rollout announced, still waiting. ..
Motorola seems to have worst possible support; once they have sold you a phone and taken your money they don't care

Renato Oliveira, 09 Mar 2018We're not saying that Motorola makes crap phones. What we're say... moreMan Motorola isnt Samsung or Apple or Sony they dont overprice their phones that much.
So thats A).
For a B) i am unable to say but Motorola was always like a premium company.
And i am glad they are here.

CptPower, 09 Mar 2018Dunno what you guys talking about but for real. I own Moto X4 ... moreWe're not saying that Motorola makes crap phones. What we're saying is a) you can find better phones for the same price and b) their marketing, after sales included, need to be basically re-done from scratch.

  • .alpha

Trash midrange phone selling for flagship phone price and you'd need to add battery and camera and cannot have both at the same time

I want another one or two generations of Z phones so that I can continue using my style shells for years to come. Hehe

This Article here is pure bull and the commenters below are just going with the flow of this bull its obvious they are reducing their staff in USA because they want to reduce their expenses it extremely expensive to maintain manpower in the US as the wages structure is extremely high when compared to China or India hence why would a company spend excess money on staff in USA When they can save all the money considering the manpower in other countries is on par or in some cases much better than the US.

Most Of the Companies today in the silicon valley are headed by Indians or Chinese so whats the use of hiring these people in US for Exorbitant wages when they can hired in their own country for 1/4th of the Wage

That's what companies like Huawei and Xiaomi do and are successful their whole base of Manufacture and R&D is in china and most of their workers are predominantly chinese hence low wage rates and more profit. Lenovo is doing the same here

Motorola Recently expanded their Indian offline stores to more than 100 and they are doing extremly well in sales last year they also posted a healty profit.

Why Would they even spend on offline expansion if they were going to wind up

Dunno what you guys talking about but for real.
I own Moto X4 and its like best phone.
It have maybe only 3000 mAh battery but i am a heavy gamer and the phone can last more than 6 hours when gaming. Its waterproof looks more premium than any other phone i saw in my life and does excellent photos.
To me motorola IS, WAS and WILL BE always the best company.
Because without motorola we will never have a cell phone.
Where other companies copy each other motorola is trully inovative and motomods are great when you try them.
Anyway compared to HTC and LG mobile division Motorola will stay here.

AnonD-591810, 09 Mar 2018Nokia? The original Nokia is dead. This is the Chinese Nokia se... moreMan US government wont allow anyone from abroad to sell within the US borders. Dunno what you talking about.
If company like xiaomi would able to sell within the borders of USA apple can declare bancrupt and close its bussiness.

Anonymous, 09 Mar 2018Lenovo Moto, should stop with those useless moto mods and focus ... moreMana this so called useless moto mods are much better than anything you ever tryied to create.

  • Stickerlicker

Motorola phones look cluncky, battery life soso, I doubt if I could buy any of their phones as they are.

They have been doing junk decisions lately. Tsk, selling the Z2 Play as "flagship phone"... Updates slower than Samsung, weird pricing... It was better when their phones were just Nexus phones with Moto Actions.

  • Anonymous

They are reducing the Moto's Chicago-based team of engineers (who has a well-deserved reputation for technical excellence) to around 500, which is the same size as HMD's (Nokia) design team located in Espoo Finland.

  • Anonymous

Love the Community, 09 Mar 2018Chinese Nokia? HMD is just right beside Nokia HQ. They're a Finn... more"Foxconn is a highly reputable factory if we ignore death counts for the past few years" Germany and Al Capone where highly reputables state and liquor provider respectively in the past century with that criteria ;)

  • Anonymous

This is no surprise. I really wanted to buy Moto flagship last year but only thing they had was the Z2, with small battery, plastic screen and mediocre camera. .

  • AnonD-741037

Motorola needs to improve their after sales service. Don't know about others but i'am the one ditching Motorola for poor camera, slow updates and useless audio output. Even more prices are at premium. Grow up!

  • Love the Community

Love the Community, 09 Mar 2018Chinese Nokia? HMD is just right beside Nokia HQ. They're a Finn... moreI must've worded it wrong. I compare America centralists to Flat-earthers. Crap.

  • Love the Community

AnonD-591810, 09 Mar 2018Nokia? The original Nokia is dead. This is the Chinese Nokia se... moreChinese Nokia? HMD is just right beside Nokia HQ. They're a Finnish company who hired Foxconn to make phones. Do you know who else hired Foxconn to make phones, it's Apple. Foxconn is a highly reputable factory if we ignore death counts for the past few years. If Huawei and Xiaomi managed to be at Top 5 without America, so can HMD Nokia.

America is not the center of the world. Same goes for the Earth is flat. Get real...

People don't really need mods to spend extra money to improve their already expensive phones. LG did it and it was massive failure and look where LG is now, somewhere in a back with Lenovo/Motorola. If they want to sell need to follow trends and make their phones cheap