Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jul 2016 22:57 UTC
Android

Steve Kondik, founder of CyanogenMod (the community ROM) and Cyanogen Inc. (the company):

CyanogenMod is something that works. Perhaps it doesn't need to "go big" to work. I'm still wildly inspired by the idea of a platform which forces participation. Whether it's the choice to hack your phone to bits and figure out how to install the damn thing to begin with, learning what's possible afterwards, or just having the confidence of being in control, it still serves an important role which hasn't been filled outside of the custom ROM community. Cyanogen Inc (including myself) will still be sponsoring the project and will continue to have an active role in it's development. Contrary to popular belief, we are not "pivoting to apps" nor are we shelving CM. We'll have additional information on the Inc site soon.

Good news for CyanogenMod (the ROM), but communications in the vein of "the company is not going down, honest!" usually precede the company going down.

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by arkeo on Tue 26th Jul 2016 09:43 UTC
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I suppose CyanogenMod isn't such a purely distilled Evil after all…

Has anyone of you ever tried it?

You might change your mind.

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by WereCatf on Tue 26th Jul 2016 11:50 in reply to "So…"
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2006-02-15

There's nothing wrong with Cyanogenmod. I've been using Cyanogenmod for years and years, first on my Galaxy Note 1 and now on the LG G2, and I sure am glad that CM exists. LG's ROMs are buggy, full of bloatware and vulnerabilities, but with CM my phone is still perfectly useable and running latest Android.

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 26th Jul 2016 13:47 in reply to "So…"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The problem with modern cyanogenmod ( the free android version), is that they continue to prioritize modifications to AOSP over releasing newer versions of android. I really liked it when it meant I could move to something closer to AOSP on a common handset that wasn't directly supported by AOSP. Now? Well, nexus is good available and cheap. No need to put up with the delays caused by useless features ( like themes! Freaking Theme engine delayed their releases!).

It served a purpose at one time. Now, even Koushik Dutta ( a co-founder of cyanogen INC) admits he just uses stock firmwares.

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by WereCatf on Tue 26th Jul 2016 15:24 in reply to "RE: So�"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

The problem with modern cyanogenmod ( the free android version), is that they continue to prioritize modifications to AOSP over releasing newer versions of android.


Wat? Since when? The first builds for CM13, ie. Android Marshmallow, were available already like a month after it was released by Google. How can you get any more current than the latest available Android?

Well, nexus is good available and cheap.
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It served a purpose at one time.


It still serves a purpose for all of those people who wish to keep using the phones they already have. Nexus is all fine and dandy, but only if you're getting a new phone -- it doesn't do jack shit for those of us who still have perfectly functional phones and who aren't planning on upgrading any time soon.

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