Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Sep 2013 23:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Cyanogen, makers of popular software based on Android that extends the abilities of smartphones, is making a bid for the mainstream. The four-year-old company, which began as a one-person side project, said today that it has raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. The goal is to vault past Blackberry and Windows Phone to become the third-most popular mobile operating system, after traditional Android and iOS. And the company is already closer than you might think.

The announcement blog post has more details and background. This is either the best idea they've ever had, or the beginning of the end. I honestly have no idea which of the two it will be. I like the fact that they might be more popular than Windows Phone though - puts everything into perspective, doesn't it?

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by allanregistos on Thu 19th Sep 2013 04:43 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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I like the fact they'll soon be paying patent royalties to Microsoft, just like other Android OEMs.

Nelson, as I read topics here on osnews, I noticed that you'd like to defend Nokia and Windows. If you have legit sources, then, you are commended for your efforts.

However, I would like to hear from you and your defense of Nokia and MS that WP was just doing fine even it was firmly established as fact that MS was buying Nokia's handset division.

Common sense says, Windows Phone never help Nokia, so I'd like to know your reasons.

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