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: Blackberry Android
by phoenix on Thu 19th Sep 2013 20:00 UTC in reply to "Blackberry Android"
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Note: Most of your issues with Android are due to the customised version that LG installs, including a lot of extra cruft that no one uses that just soaks up resources. The first thing any user of an LG phone should do is install any other version of Android!

At the very least, install a different homescreen app. And then "disable" the LG one. That will fix most of your issues.

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