Cyanogen Inc. Trimming 30 employees, shifting focus to apps
According to information circulating on the Internet, about 30 employees have been fired from Cyanogen Inc. Most of the companies that have been released belong to the open source department.
Cyanogen has 30 members in its 138-member squad. A large number of retrenched employees belong to the cyanogen’s open source arm. Apparently the employees were called to the meeting, some of them were taken to the team and told that they were being released.
Android Police reports, “In Seattle, Steve Condik is alleged to be conducting the retrenchment himself. At this point, we are told that about 30 of the 136 Cyanogen Inc. employees – about 20% of the workforce – have been laid off. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. According to a source, the system and QA teams in Palo Alto and Seattle have been severely cut off, with small offices in Lisbon and Cyanogen in India reportedly destroyed. Community support members have also been removed. “
It appears that the employees were told not to show the enemy’s work on the day they were not released. Those who were shown were unfortunate.
If reports circulating on the Internet are to be believed, Cyanogen wants to shift the focus to apps, though, “it’s not clear what such pivot key will include.”
In India we have seen the launch of a bunch of devices running Cyanogen OS like OnePlus One, Lenovo Zuk Z1 and many more.
Source: Android Police