The layoffs also affect the company's Pixel and Fitbit divisions.

Google announced on Wednesday that it will fire hundreds of employees. The reduction affects departments that deal with Google's own manufactured devices, such as Pixel, which manufactures smartphones, laptops, and smart watches, and Fitbit, which was purchased in 2021 for $2.1 billion, or more than 700 billion Hungarian forints, and which deals with sports and health. Lifestyle devices. Former Fitbit co-founders James Park and Eric Friedman will also leave the company. In November, distribution of the brand's product was stopped in 29 countries, including Hungary.

Members of the team developing Google's voice recognition and AI-based personal assistant will also leave, just as the majority of the virtual reality division has been let go.

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In a statement sent to Reuters, the tech giant wrote that several organizational changes were made to improve efficiency in the second half of last year, and the current downsizing was the result.

Alphabet, Google's parent company, started the year downsizing further last year, when it laid off 12,000 workers. According to September data, 182,000 people worked at Alphabet, and now this number has decreased by a few hundred people.