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[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 19th Sep 2013 12:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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No they're not any of those things, but I'm struggling to find your point.

God, some of you like to rehash the same anti-MS garbage every thread.

As if Apple weren't a price fixer, Samsung weren't a price fixer, Google didn't have numerous privacy violations they've been fined for, Motorola weren't an anticompetitive patent abuser, etc.

What's the point here, the large multinationals behave outside the law? Wow, that's a great bit of investigative journalism right there, as if it wasn't obvious.

I don't see them getting the cheap shots every lead in, and frankly its because Google and others are extremely good at knowing who's ass to kiss.

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