Consistent with a supply acquainted with the corporate’s plans, as a part of lately’s downsizing of Motorola’s engineering workforce in Chicago, the Lenovo-owned smartphone maker has utterly deserted plans to release the successor to remaining yr’s Moto X4, the as-yet unannounced Moto X5. The X5 used to be leaked in vital element in January.

Motorola remains to be a drag on Lenovo, which had first of all promised to show its ill smartphone department successful inside two quarters of its acquisition. That by no means took place. Lenovo slashed and burned a lot of Motorola’s world group of workers and presence, however the trade hasn’t controlled to make the turnaround it so obviously wishes.

Our supply states that Motorola might be narrowing its center of attention again to E, G, and Z telephones in the interim. It is conceivable the Moto X identify may go back one day, however that is having a look not going in mild of this information.

Moreover, Motorola might be in large part discontinuing its efforts within the realm of extra… eccentric Mods for its Z telephones, and as a substitute stick with merchandise it believes can in fact flip a benefit. So, more than likely not more gamepad mods. However more than likely extra battery packs and magnificence mods!

We reached out to Motorola, who declined to remark in this tale.