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 gagol on Thu 19th Sep 2013 03:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
gagol
Member since:
2012-05-16

Cyanogen mod has brought an upgrade path where carriers threw the towels. I say they embody the true nature of Android much more than *ANY* carrier out there, nexus devices excluded. Continue the good work, we support you.

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by lucas_maximus on Thu 19th Sep 2013 12:16 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The true nature of android is a mobile phone OS that promoted Google's services and brings them revenue.

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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by hamster on Thu 19th Sep 2013 13:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
hamster Member since:
2006-10-06

The true nature of android is a mobile phone OS that promoted Google's services and brings them revenue.


And the true nature of wp would to promote ms' offerings..?

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