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?

Thread beginning with comment 572566
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by jgfenix on Thu 19th Sep 2013 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
Member since:

Nokia was one of the greatest contribuutors to Linux. They could launch a Android phone fastest than anyone else without help.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 19th Sep 2013 21:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:

Says you, but apparently not the Nokia board.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by tylerdurden on Fri 20th Sep 2013 02:18 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
tylerdurden Member since:

The Nokia board almost ran the company to the ground, so perhaps they're not the best foundation on which to build an argument to authority.

Reply Parent Score: 5