Cyanogen Announces Death Sentence For CyanogenMod, May Make A Comeback As LineageOS
The current situation looks like the image above only. Cyanogen is 'officially' waving goodbye to the very platform that saw it's rise, CyanogenMod.
Cyanogen took the medium of their blog to covey this news in the form of a three line post which reads as follows:
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.
It's not been even two months since the tale of CyanogenMod moved over to the next chapter titled 'CyanogenMod 14.1'. The calling off of CM certainly seems as if someone snatched away the book I had been enjoying reading since the days of Android Gingerbread.
But, it looks like will be a new book in the town soon. It appears to be written by the same author(s) who wrote the book I loved previously. Yeah, you read it right, CyanogenMod might be back after all, but with a different name, LineageOS.
A new repository titled Lineage Android Distribution consists of the code forked in from the repositories of CyanogenMod. This certainly appears to be an attempt to reorganise things and to make a comeback. Although there have been no official statements from CyanogenMod's founder Steve Kondik regarding CM making a comeback as LineageOS, Steve had hinted at the same thing when he had commented on his walking away from Cyanogen:
So, apparently, it looks as if CyanogenMod will be back with the evolved name of LineageOS. Coincidentally and in fact another reaffirmation that the things might happen this way only, lies in the name of LineageOS. Lineage refers to the 'descent from an ancestor'. People say what's in a name, this name says a lot according to the situation, doesn't it?
Cyanogen has been dealing with a string of layoffs lately. After appointing Lior Tal as it's new CEO and calling off CyanogenOS, troubles seem to have only gone from bad to worse for the company which had aimed at "putting a bullet through Google's head." CyanogenOS did take off with the OnePlus One when the company had forged an exclusive partnership with OnePlus, but that had ended on a sad note when Cyanogen signed another partnership with Micromax's Yu and the two brands of Yu & OnePlus competed in India with their CyanogenOS powered phones.
Now with CyanogenMod slated to be hanged on December 31, Cyanogen will certainly be entering 2017 without two major weapons in it's armoury: CyanogenOS and CyanogenMod. However it will be interesting to see the decisions the company takes to resurrect itself into profits.
Cyanogen Announces Death Sentence For CyanogenMod, May Make A Comeback As LineageOS Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 12/24/2016 04:55:00 pm
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