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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The situation is complicated
by puidelup on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:17 UTC
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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.

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