Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 23:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless On the day CyanogenMod moves CM10 to stable, their domain is hijacked by a community 'member'. "We don't like how this played out, and we are deeply hurt. Likewise, we are deeply saddened at the confusion this may have caused the community. We will continue to be open about the what, when, how, but unfortunately, we may never know the 'why' - though greed comes to mind. The team itself has not made a profit off of CM and that is not our goal. But to have one of our own betray the community like this is beyond our comprehension." This makes me so angry and sad. Slightly related: it's about damn time the Googles and Samsungs of this world invest some money and resources into CyanogenMod to give them a solid infrastructure to work with. It would be peanuts for them financially.
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RE[2]: Comment by gan17
by gan17 on Thu 15th Nov 2012 01:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by gan17"
gan17
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2008-06-03

According to Wikipedia, the founder of CyanogenMod, Steve Kondik (a.k.a. Cyanogen) was hired by Samsung as a mobile software developer and still works there.

That's what I read some time ago as well, but I've yet to see anything CyanogenMod derived in a Samsung product. They must have converted the guy to TouchPiss.

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RE[3]: Comment by gan17
by samoanbiscuit on Fri 16th Nov 2012 04:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by gan17"
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2012-11-16

Actually having an unofficial upgrade path for technically inclined users while "encouraging" non-savvy users to upgrade to a better experience by buying a new phone sounds like a decent strategy.
It can't help that OS development is so uncoupled from hardware development. Maybe Google should have a hardware roadmap instead of just springing new requirements and features on users/OEMs? That way midrange phones can have a chance of being upgraded without resorting to 3rd party roms.

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