December 31, will bid farewell to Cyanogen’s ambitious but riddled with managerial missteps venture, Cyanogen OS. But that is not all that will be going down with the startup’s ambitious dream. In an update, Cyanogen confirmed that the king of custom roms, Cyanogenmod will cease to exist as it is and the nightly builds will no longer be available starting next year. Continue reading “After Cyanogen OS, Cyanogen ends CyanogenMod as well, LineageOS will carry the legacy”
Cyanogen – the ambitious startup that once aimed at building a better version of Android than Google, thereby taking Android’s control into its own hands – has previously laid off staff, let go of its CEO and parted ways with another co-founder — now it is shutting down its services and nightly software builds on December 31. The news was announced in a brief blog post released late on Friday. Continue reading “Cyanogen wanted to kill Android, but is now shuttering its services and OS instead as part of a pivot”
Tech companies closing up shop, or at least some of their offices, likely isn’t much of a shock to anyone in this day and age as it might seem like a more common occurrence given the state of competitiveness that goes on. The already troubled Cyanogen Inc. may soon be looking to close up its Seattle-based offices in the near future, as a new rumour report suggests.
The report claims that the company has laid off more of its workforce and plans to shut down its Seattle, Washington office by the end of 2016. Continue reading “Cyanogen will reportedly be closing its Seattle Office by the end of the year”
Last week was an IFA week and amidst all the buzz and excitement from Berlin quite a few exciting things happened for the android world since many android OEMs take stage at IFA to showcase what they have coming in the future. Although, not everything exciting happened only at IFA, some of those happened in closed rooms perhaps behind a desk or something, and some haven’t yet happened but the leaks have us pumped.
Last year, Cyanogen added deeper Cortana integration to Cyanogen OS which was done as a part of a deal between team Cyanogen and Microsoft. The integration has been officially available in different parts of the world and now, Cyanogen has announced the official availability of Cortana integration in India.
Cyanogenmod is well and alive, but Cyanogen, the company, seems to be in a struggle.
The company behind the more polished version of the Android ROM has laid off about 30 of its 136 employees, most of them working on quality assurance, systems and community support in the open source division. The smaller offices in Lisbon and India have been heavily reduced. Sources to Android Police say they aren’t sure if more labor cuts are on the way.
While Cyanogen OS has made its way toward a few releases with partner manufacturers in Eurasian markets, its spread has been slow.
A “pivot” toward “apps” could be in the cards related to Cyanogen’s MOD initiative, but that’s speculative. Whatever pivot it may be, Recode is reporting that it is likely being led by COO Lior Tal, who joined the company last month. Tal’s LinkedIn profile says that he was Director of Growth & Partnerships at Facebook from 2011.
The company has declined requests for comment.
Tipsters say only those who were on the chopping block reported to work on Friday to be told of their being laid off.