Cyanogen defeated in a dual with Google’s Android
The ambitious start-up, Cyanogen Inc., aimed at building a better version of Android than Google, is shutting down their operations and services (behind CyanogenMod (CM)), by 31 st December 2016.
All operations and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be terminated. The open source project and source code, however, will be available for those who wants to build CyanogenMod personally.
According to this update, phones like One Plus One and Lenovo ZUK Z1, that works on Cyanogen OS, will now switch to the Open Source version of CyanogenMod ROM.
A Cyanogen blog stated, “As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no later than 12/31/16. The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally.”
Cyanogen that had previously laid off 20% of its staff in July 2016 and appointed a new CEO, – is now shutting down its services.
The company had once claimed of “putting a bullet through Google’s head” and wanted to gain “control of Android away from Google” is now ending its own move.