In 2015, a company by the name of Wileyfox in the United Kingdom seemingly came out of nowhere with two Android phones powered by Cyanogen OS. Wileyfox followed these up with its Spark lineup and the Swift 2 in 2016, and early 2017 saw the debut of the Swift 2 X.
The company's been mostly quiet since then, but according to a former employee that recently took to Reddit, Wileyfox is currently undergoing an administration.
Existing phones won't see any software updates during the administration.
Administration is a process that businesses sometimes undergo in the United Kingdom, and when this takes place, the company in question hands itself over to either one person or a group that's in charge of finding ways to pay off existing debts to impatient creditors.
The former employee that shared this news was a community manager that's been laid off as a result of the administration, and at this time, it's unclear what'll happen to Wileyfox. It's possible this is just a bump in the road and things will be able to go back to normal, but it could also be the beginning of the end for the OEM.
If you're the current owner of a Wileyfox phone, the administration process is also going to have an impact on you. According to the former employee, software updates are no longer happening and any claims for repairs and warranties are up to the decision of the administrator(s).
It's never fun reporting on stories like this, so here's to hoping that Wileyfox can come out of this administration stronger than ever and get back to making awesome products.
Aukey 26800mAh 65W USB-C battery review: My new go-to travel power bank
There's been a steady improvement in really big portable batteries with high outputs for us with laptops as they shift to USB-C, and the latest I'm relying on is the Aukey 26000mAh portable battery.
Bethesda won't be holding a digital E3 showcase this year
We have some unfortunate news to share (and no, it's not an April Fool's joke). Bethesda Softworks has confirmed that it will not be holding a digital E3 showcase this year. Instead, news about Bethesda games will be shared in different ways in the months ahead.
Daily Coronavirus updates: UN says COVID-19 threatens global stability
COVID-19 has already infected over 877,000 people globally and caused over 43,540 fatalities. It has also had a huge impact on the tech industry, affecting the global supply chain and causing interminable product delays. Here are all the ways the coronavirus is affecting the world.
Interested in 5G and don't know where to start? How about here?
4G LTE is so yesterday. 5G is here with faster speeds for everything you do, and if you want access to the new wireless network, these are the 5G-capable gadgets you can go out and buy right now.