2016 will be the final for one of the pages in the history of Android. In a press release from Cyanogen on December 23, 2016, it is reported that until December 31, 2016, support for all services, including nightly assemblies, popular with experienced Android users of the operating system, will be discontinued. Open source is still available to those who want to continue working with it. In the future, the company is expected to focus on creating add-ons for Android, rather than on an alternative OS.
The message is short and does not contain any details:
“As part of the ongoing Cyanogen consolidation process, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly assemblies will be discontinued no later than December 31, 2016. The open source project and source code will remain available in the future for anyone who personally wants to develop CyanogenMod. “
In late November, the new head of Cyanogen, Lior Tal (Lior Tal), said that the company broke up with its co-founder Steve Kondik (Steve Kondik). He also reported on the company’s desire to consolidate by the end of this year into a single team located in Palo Alto to create add-ons for Android, rather than an alternative operating system.
It was also reported on the words of Steve Kondick that he was “really happy rebranding.” The Android Police resource posted a message from the official developer community of CyanogenMod on Google+, which made it clear that developers could resort to crowd-hosting to restart the project, but nothing was confirmed.
Changes in CyanogenMod for anybody did not become a special surprise. The new project – Lineage, in which the efforts of the community to work on customized releases of Android was focused. The CyanogenMod team probably just could not continue their work without having the opportunity to sell the brand. In other words, the project continues to exist, but not under the usual name users.
The resource phonearena.com reports that, according to information from “sources close to the situation,” Lineage Android Distribution is part of the reorganization of Cyanogen.
The first release of Cyanogen was version 3.1, released on July 1, 2009. Over 50 million people use phones running CyanogenMod. Before the termination of the development of the modified operating system by the company, it was offered to users based on the Android 7.1 version of CM14.1.
Based on cyngn.com, engadget.com and phonearena.com