according to Droid Life, the venerable gaming company Razer has just launched a series of layoffs, affecting about 30 employees, or about 2% of the company's total workforce. However, these 30 employees would be primarily related to the mobile division of Razer, which is bad news for the Razer Phone 3.
The source responsible for this news claims that the Razer Phone 3 has been canceled.
Droid Life was able to get a vague comment from Razer on the rumors of dismissal / Razer Phone 3. We reproduced it below, but that does not bring much details:
Razer has made changes to realign our organization and strengthen our growth path. We will centralize our resources to focus on key projects and improve our profitability. As part of the realignment, we stopped several projects and we unfortunately had to part with about 30 employees (about 2% of the total workforce). Other employees of the affected projects will be moved to different parts of Razer to work on other key projects and initiatives that will continue to be developed and hired.
According to this statement, it is clear that Razer dismissed 30 people and also closed "several projects". However, the fate of the mobile division and the Razer Phone 3 remains ambiguous.
The original phone Razer Phone landed with fanfare in 2017, but unfortunately featured a weak camera that prevented it from being recommended by most review sites, including Android Authority. The Razer Phone 2, launched a few months ago, offers much better reviews and is one of the best choices in the relatively new category of gaming phones. As such, the loss of a future Razer phone is unfortunate.
We learned earlier today that the Razer Phone 2 was about to get the update from Android 9 Pie, so that all is not lost. However, it is unclear how software updates will work if the mobile division is in turmoil.
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