Remember Cyanogen Inc.? The startup that once wanted to create a third OS behind iOS and Android? Well, after the original team all but leaving the company and the loud-mouthed CEO stepping down as well, Cygn has now decided to focus on autonomous driving technology. The company has all but abandoned its plans of developing Cyanogen OS, its operating system based on Android.
The first batch of official LineageOS nightly builds are now finally available for download. If you have been a long time CyanogenMod user, now is the time for you to jump ship to LineageOS.
Soon after Cyanogen Inc. announced that they are shutting down nightly builds of CyanogenMod and other Cyanogen-branded services from December 31, 2016, the original CyanogenMod team put together a blog post announcing their future actions and how they plan on keeping the ROM alive.
Sneaking in a terrible news on a long weekend, Cyanogen Inc. has announced that as a part of their “ongoing consolidation” of Cyanogen, the company will be discontinuing all Cyanogen-powered services and nightly builds by December 31 2016.
At the beginning of this month when Steve Kondik finally spoke out about Kirt McMaster’s mismanagement of Cyanogen Inc, the original founder of CyanogenMod also revealed that due to branding and IP issues, CyanogenMod might need to be forked and rebranded.
A day after Steve Kondik a.k.a Cyanogen expressed his opinions on Cyanogen Inc’s ex-CEO Kirt McMaster and his mismanagement of the company, Cyanogen Inc today announced in a blog post that the company has separated ties with the company’s co-founder.
Ever since the formation of Cyanogen Inc., co-founder and original founder of CyanogenMod Steve Kondik has largely been quiet and doing things behind the scenes. Even when the company’s loud-mouthed CEO Kirt McMaster made statements like putting a “bullet to Google’s head,” Kondik was nowhere to be found.
Things seem to be getting worse for Cyanogen Inc. After reports of the company laying off 20 percent of its workforce and pivoting to apps, Android Police now reports that the company is now laying off more employees.Cyanogen Inc. is offering some of its employees with the option to move to one of its smaller offices in Palo Alto.
The CyanogenMod team today announced that it has officially started rolling out nightly builds of CyanogenMod 14.1 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. The team has skipped releasing official nightly builds of CM14 based on Android 7.0 this time around.
It is going to be almost two months since Google pushed Android 7.0 Nougat to AOSP. While the CyanogenMod team has not released official CyanogenMod 14 builds based on Nougat for their supported devices, they got to work on the next version of CM as soon as Google pushed the sources to AOSP.