RED’s Hydrogen job is no much more.
Founder Jim Jannard reported so on the firm’s discussion board (by way of The Verge), indicating he’ll be “shutting down the HYDROGEN undertaking, ending a vocation that has provided Oakley, Purple Electronic Cinema and HYDROGEN.”
He also introduced his retirement thanks to “a handful of wellbeing concerns.”
Jannard reported that the Hydrogen 1 mobile phone — the only smartphone the firm has launched — will “continue to be supported in the upcoming.”
The move is just not particularly surprising owing to the extremely very poor assessments Hydrogen A person has gotten, and the company’s personal admission in July that ending the phone’s feature and fixing its challenges was “not possible,” allegedly due to weak general performance of RED’s manufacturing associate in China.
Again then, Jannard promised a adhere to-up phone, Hydrogen Two, which was to be constructed “nearly from scratch,” but it seems those programs ended up canceled.
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On paper, Hydrogen Just one was an interesting product, with a 3D “holographic display screen” and a effective digital camera. In reality, the display wasn’t really very good, the interface was out-of-date, 3D written content was lacking and the cellphone was poorly developed as very well as bulky in contrast to modern day Android phones.
Some of the tasks similar to Hydrogen will seemingly dwell on, although. According to Jannard, the business is about to start the Komodo 6K camera, which really should be performing with Hydrogen phones in some way but it is unclear how.