Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 22:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Time for a correction - unlike what we linked to earlier, there's no official CyanogenMod position on whether or not they're going to support the Galaxy S4. "This morning, a comment from a CM collaborator on XDA was taken to be as an 'absolute' in regards to support of the S4. He offered the opinion of four TeamHacksung maintainers, their frustrations and lack of interest in supporting the S4. What's seemingly lost on those reading this is that his comments as an individual do not speak for CyanogenMod as an organization. As for the team's stance on the S4, there isn't one at this time, and most definitely won't be one before the device is sold at retail."
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Comment by Moredhas
by Moredhas on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 04:09 UTC
Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

Cue all the people claiming this is a horrible news outlet that doesn't fact check it's sources...

But seriously, a correction is more than we'd get out of most sources.

Reply Score: 4

The situation is complicated
by puidelup on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:17 UTC
puidelup
Member since:
2013-03-19

The whole situation is quite complicated, no wonder it has created a lot of confusion, even on OSnews

The galaxy S4 is actually 2 devices, that are are quite different on the inside. The I9500 and the I9505. The one the Teamhacksung guys were referring to is the I9500. Teamhacksung are the CM maintainers of mainly the *exynos* powered Samsung devices. And Exynos powered Samsung devices are *a pain* to maintain. Quallcomm on the other hand provide quality code for their chips, so I9505, if anything like the Galaxy S3 Quallcomm versions, will be easy to maintain.

The original article was not completely false, it just made an overly broad generalisation. A better conclusion: if you want an *AOSP* based custom rom, dont buy phones with Samsung *SOCs*

If TeamHackSung will/can not provide an *AOSP based* ROM for the *I9500*, nobody will. And they probably will not, since they all had enough from Samsung.

I9505 on the other hand will probably run CM very well, but for that we have to thank Quallcomm, not Samsung.

Reply Score: 5

Great that you let us know you were wrong
by avgalen on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 13:20 UTC
avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

Now will you also take back that ridiculous "If you like custom ROMs, don't buy Samsung. As simple as that." ?

Edited 2013-03-22 13:21 UTC

Reply Score: 2

Still for European users...
by FadeFx on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 12:23 UTC
FadeFx
Member since:
2011-08-01

Which the i9500 exynos is most likely meant for, it is valid that Samsung does not provide propper sources for their devices, so if you want to run latest android on your device, even when Samsung dropped support after the device is older than a year, you should stay away from Samsung devices.

Reply Score: 2

No apology needed.
by crhylove on Tue 26th Mar 2013 06:29 UTC
crhylove
Member since:
2010-04-10

You were mostly right. Samsung have been dicks to cm for way too long. Ill buy a nexus next.

Reply Score: 1