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Moto X line is heading to the smartphone graveyard

by Danny Zepeda | March 9, 2018March 9, 2018 4:30 pm PST

Motorola just doesn’t know what to do with the X line. According to a new report from Android Police, a source has confirmed that Motorola has scrapped plans for the unannounced Moto X5.

Multiple leaks for the Moto X5 confirmed it was in the works complete with support for Moto Mods and an iPhone X-like notch. But Motorola decided to scrap the phone as well as pausing the X line altogether for the foreseeable future.

The move is a result of Motorola trying to streamline its smartphone offering. It will now exclusively focus on E, G and Z lines. When Lenovo bought Motorola back in 2014, it promised to return the brand to its former glory. One of its first moves was to shift its high end flagship from the X and to the Z line, resulting in the excommunication of the X line until it was revived with the X4 last year.

Lenovo’s grand outlook never came into fruition and the X5 paid the price. There is an off chance the X line makes a comeback in the future, but we’d peg those chances at slim to none.

To go along with the Moto X5’s cancellation, Motorola is also cutting back on some of the more ambitious Moto Mods for the Z line. No word yet on which Mods are biting the dust, but it likely means mods like the projector and gaming pad are a thing of the past.

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Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...