Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2016 20:36 UTC
Android

The implosion of Cyanogen, Inc., has reached its zenith. The company is shutting down all services related to CyanogenMod, effectively killing the open source community project, and since Cyanogen, Inc., owns all the trademarks regarding Cyanogen, the community project can't continue operating as-is.

As a result, CyanogenMod has forked itself into LineageOS, and plans to continue doing what it does best.

Embracing that spirit, we the community of developers, designers, device maintainers and translators have taken the steps necessary to produce a fork of the CM source code and pending patches. This is more than just a 'rebrand'. This fork will return to the grassroots community effort that used to define CM while maintaining the professional quality and reliability you have come to expect more recently.

I hate saying "I told you so" but... Who am I kidding - I love saying "I told you so".

I told you so.

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Muddled terms
by pmac on Sat 24th Dec 2016 21:17 UTC
pmac
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2009-07-08

An implosion with a zenith!?

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RE: Muddled terms
by Treza on Sun 25th Dec 2016 16:00 UTC in reply to "Muddled terms"
Treza Member since:
2006-01-11

Rather an explosion at the apogee.

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Sad
by IndigoJo on Sat 24th Dec 2016 22:30 UTC
IndigoJo
Member since:
2005-07-06

Sad to see it go. When I still had my Galaxy S and Samsung were refusing to update it beyond Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), I found that CM were doing an ICS (or was it Jelly Bean by then?) ROM for it and it was great. Ran so much faster than Gingerbread even though it didn't have some of Samsung's added features. Drained the battery like nobody's business, though, unless I turned mobile data off.

Since then I've had a Galaxy Nexus, then a Nexus 4, 5 and 5X and all but the last I've had CM on. Whenever I've had stock Android I always missed the extra features of CM, like being able to configure the bottom of the screen buttons and the config buttons. As CM was open source I hope Google will incorporate some of these features into stock Android (or market it as an "advanced" version of Android if it's thought too technical for the average user).

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Upgrade
by mdsama on Sun 25th Dec 2016 02:46 UTC
mdsama
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2005-07-08

Darn. I hope upgrading from CM to Lineage will be straightforward...

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Official site
by shmerl on Sun 25th Dec 2016 03:14 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08
Comment by sj87
by sj87 on Sun 25th Dec 2016 09:04 UTC
sj87
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2007-12-16

If you say "I told you so", then at least link to the source where that statement is to be seen.

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RE: Comment by sj87
by ianm on Sun 25th Dec 2016 18:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by sj87"
ianm Member since:
2010-08-16

If you say "I told you so", then at least link to the source where that statement is to be seen.


Here's one source.

http://www.osnews.com/story/28480/Cyanogen_will_bundle_Microsoft_ap...

"Taking Android away from Google" to give it to Microsoft. Will these people never learn?

Cyanogen just signed its own death warrant with this. I knew Cyanogen would be going down the drain the moment they started courting venture capitalists.

Thom


Edited 2016-12-25 18:05 UTC

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Not surprising.
by Athlander on Sun 25th Dec 2016 10:38 UTC
Athlander
Member since:
2008-03-10

Did anyone here really expect anything other than this?

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RE: Not surprising.
by JPollard on Sun 25th Dec 2016 14:55 UTC in reply to "Not surprising."
JPollard Member since:
2011-12-31

Not after Microsoft money showed up...

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RE: Not surprising.
by dark2 on Tue 27th Dec 2016 19:05 UTC in reply to "Not surprising."
dark2 Member since:
2014-12-30

I expected them to rush to market with at least 1 phone model with decent hardware. Looks like they only got 2 budget phones that would never matter 2 years later. Google and Apple signed the death certificate when they enabled blocking app permissions through the OS, removing over 90% of peoples' needs to root phones.

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Cut off
by IndigoJo on Sun 25th Dec 2016 20:20 UTC
IndigoJo
Member since:
2005-07-06

The project's website went dark this morning -- CyMod team tweeted that Cyanogen had turned off their servers and Gerrit, probably as a reaction to their "fork in the road" blog post.

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Xmas Bad News
by hackus on Sun 25th Dec 2016 21:39 UTC
hackus
Member since:
2006-06-28

Almost lost my Christmas turkey over this news.

Had to revert my phone immediately from 7.1 to 6.0 as there wasn't going to be anymore updates and I needed a fully functioning phone.

Really sucks though.

Can't wait for what comes next. :-)

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while stocks last...
by BushLin on Mon 26th Dec 2016 03:05 UTC
BushLin
Member since:
2011-01-26

The download site is still up but is scheduled to be taken down no later than 31st December, which suggests it could be down at any point before then.

No way of telling the quality of future releases so now is potentially your last chance to grab the last build from the 18th

https://download.cyanogenmod.org

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RE: while stocks last...
by The1stImmortal on Wed 28th Dec 2016 04:46 UTC in reply to "while stocks last..."
The1stImmortal Member since:
2005-10-20

I'm hoping that someone at lineage has a backup of all of CM's work and project pages, docs etc.
Anyone know if someone's working on mirroring the download.cm site?

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RE[2]: while stocks last...
by BushLin on Wed 28th Dec 2016 07:27 UTC in reply to "RE: while stocks last..."
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

I'm guessing that since the cyanogenmod trademark is owned by cyanogen inc. that all references will need to be scrubbed before being released by other parties.

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