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[6]: Comment by Nelson
by hamster on Thu 19th Sep 2013 13:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
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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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RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by lucas_maximus on Thu 19th Sep 2013 22:00 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
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Yeah ... and?

I think it was obvious the poster meant open source mobile OS when he was talking about intent.

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