Cyanogen Fails To Kill Android, Shutters Its Services And OS

Posted by Megalith 2:12 PM (CST)

Saturday December 24, 2016

The company is putting a bullet in its own head, having failed to build a better version of Android than Google. Instead, Cyanogen will continue to "live in Google’s world" as it transitions to the CyanogenMod ROM, which is managed by a developer community.

آ…owners of a device that runs the Cyanogen OS آ— such as the OnePlus One آ— must now transition over to the CyanogenMod ROM, which is not a commercial product and is managed by a community of developers led by former co-founder Steve Klondik. This essentially marks the end of Cyanogen’s grand ambition. Outspoken former CEO Kirk McMaster once claimed his company was "putting a bullet through Google’s head," but now it is transitioning to a different approach that new CEO Lior Tal believes will be more attractive to OEMs. Tal, who was previously Cyanogen COO, described the new Cyanogen Modular OS program as "designed to achieve the original objective of an open and smarter Android without the limitations of requiring the full Cyanogen OS stack and individual device bring-ups."