Having a modular design is something hardware initiatives are starting to pick up, and now Cyanogen is taking the same route with software.
Cyanogen Inc. CEO Kirt McMaster Moves To New ‘Executive Chairman’ Role; Company Working on Cyanogen Now
Kirt McMaster, known more for his statement about “putting a bullet through Google’s head” and his loud-mouthedness than his work, will be stepping down from his role as the CEO of Cyanogen Inc. McMaster will remain a part of Cyanogen Inc. under the “Executive Chairman” title, however, his new role in the company remains unclear.
Steve Kondik Says Cyanogen Inc. Will Not Have ‘Much If Any Involvement’ in CyanogenMod 14’s Development
Despite what Cyanogen Inc. might lead us to believe, things are definitely not going well for the company. Making matters worse, a comment from Steve Kondik (a.k.a Cyanogen) himself confirms a previous rumor about the company exiting the OS business completely.
Cyanogen Inc. has been going through pretty tough times recently. The company’s various projects have failed to take off and recently, it also announced a layoff that would see its workforce being trimmed by 20%.
Late last week, a report claimed that Cyanogen Inc. was laying off 20% of its workforce and planned to “pivot” to “apps” to survive. Many CyanogenMod users and fans seemingly got confused with this report and thought that the future of CyanogenMod was in trouble.
The transition of CyanogenMod to Cyanogen Inc. has been rocky at best. While the company made an impressive debut with the OnePlus One, the partnership soured soon after. Since then, Cyanogen Inc. has tried to come up with multiple projects and tied up with many key local OEMs in various parts of the world to limited success.
Just a month after Cyanogen Inc. released the Cyanogen OS 13.1 update for the OnePlus One, the team has released an incremental update carrying the build number ZNH2KAS254. The update seems to be primarily aimed at fixing bugs, though at 200MB, it does seem to be a bit too hefty to just contain bug fixes and stability improvements.
The Cyanogen team has started rolling out the CyanogenOS 13.1 update for the OnePlus One. Despite the Cyanogen OS 13.1 numbering, the update is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and not Android 6.1. It includes critical security fixes, improved stability and performance, new mods for Microsoft apps like Cortana, OneNote, Skype, and Twitter.
Almost a year ago, the CyanogenMod team teased Gello, their own custom web browser based on the Chromium engine. Now, after 11 months of development, the team seems to be finally ready to roll out the browser to the public. CM developer and one of the primary developers of Gello, Joey Rizzoli, today announced that the browser is now ready and CM device maintainers can start including it in their builds.
The CyanogenMod team today added three new devices to their CM13 nightly roster: the Nextbit Robin, HTC Desire 816, and the Yu Yureka. This is the first official version of CyanogenMod to make it to the Desire 816 and the Nextbit Robin, while this will be the first build of CyanogenMod 13 for the Yu Yuphoria.