Lenovo has cut a substantial number of jobs from Motorola, marking this the third time that the company has reduced headcount from its smartphone division. The actual number of jobs being cut has not been revealed. Some sources believe that around 700 people have been asked to leave.
A round of layoffs took place last year, when Lenovo cut some 3200 jobs across the company. However, it seems like Motorola is the only division to suffer from the “strategic realignment”. That being said, Lenovo recently merged its own smartphone division with the recently acquired Motorola; which may have lead to some redundant positions.
Earlier rumours claiming that the Motorola Mobility headquarters in Chicago would be abandoned have been dismissed by the company. According to a statement, Lenovo has claimed to be committed to using the facility as a hub for smartphone R&D.
Lenovo has been reasonably quiet on the smartphone front since buying Motorola. The Moto Z Play was announced at IFA 2016, but even that is likely to see a limited release. Despite this, there is no indication that Lenovo is throwing in the towel for its mobile devices.
[Source: Droid Life]