Cyanogen has laid of 30 people from its 136 people team. A large number of the laid off employees belong to Cyanogen’s the open source arm. It seems that employees were called into meetings, some of them in groups and told that they were being let go.
Android police reports, “In Seattle, Steve Kondik himself is allegedly conducting the layoffs. At this time, we've been told roughly 30 out of the 136 people Cyanogen Inc. employs - around 20% of the workforce - have been let go. It's unclear if that number may change more in the coming hours and days. According to one source, the systems and QA teams in Palo Alto and Seattle have been heavily cut, with Cyanogen's smaller offices in Lisbon and India reportedly being essentially gutted. Community support members were allegedly removed, too.”
It looks like employees that were not let go were asked not to show up foe work that day. The ones that did show up were the unfortunate ones.
If reports circulating the Internet are to be believed, then Cyanogen is looking to shift focus towards apps, although, “it’s not clear what such a pivot would entail.”
Source: Android Police