“We’re evolving Android and creating an open computing platform that will change the way consumers interact with their mobile devices,” said Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen Inc. “Foxconn and our diverse group of strategic investors and partners reflect the mobile value chain, from device manufacturers and mobile network operators to chipset makers and 3rd party developers. They see the great potential of what we’re doing in creating the next major paradigm shift in mobile computing.”
If you’re into Microsoft Android, Cyanogen is just the thing for you. I wouldn’t trust such a venture capital-backed startup spouting such grandiose words only to bite the hand that feeds it – Google – while being in bed with Microsoft. New Microsoft or no, it has a history of patent abuse towards Android and Linux, and by letting it infect your Android device you’re just asking for trouble.