Motorola's Next Moto Mod May Be The Virtual Viewer VR

Motorola VR Headset

There have been reports about the dire situation facing Lenovo as both its smartphone division, which includes Motorola, and its computer business are struggling to make profits over the past few years.

Lenovo has confirmed the layoffs in its Chicago office, and according to a report by Android Police, the Moto X5 is being abandoned by Lenovo as part of layoffs.

Along with all of the above cutbacks there are also reports that the company plans to cancel the Moto X5 in a bid to pare back the sheer number of devices they are releasing.

In a cost cutting exercise Motorola are also looking to scale back their involvement in the development of third party Moto Mods.

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As a final note, did Motorola need to turn the headset into a Moto Mod? The official statement also added that the move that Lenovo announced previous year will continue to happen "over the next few quarters" impacting less than 2 percent of its workforce across the globe. The statement confirmed that the brand would continue putting efforts in the modular smartphone space with the Moto Z series. This basically means we'll likely see more practical Mods come out of the gate such as additional speakers and battery packs rather gamepads and projectors.

Now that we've established that the MotoMod-compatible Moto Z family of smartphones is still alive, let's focus our attention on those mods. A post on the forum said the last working day for the affected employees will be April 6, 2018.

However, the owner of the Keyboard Moto Mod, Liangchen Chen said that future is dark for the Z series too. This weeks employment reductions are a continuation of that process. This was then refuted by Lenovo, after which a new report came out claiming that the Moto X line was dead.

Based on the images, the headset looks to be custom-built for the Moto Z line, though we only have two images to lean on.

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