Cyanogen will shutdown services on December 31, CyanogenMod will live on as Lineage

Cyanogen's grand plan of taking Android away from Google has failed. The company has announced that it is shutting down all of its services and discontinuing Cyanogen-supported nightly builds by end on the month. 

"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," the company said in a blog post.

This means that all Cyanogen-based smartphones like OnePlus One, Yu Yureka, Lenovo Z1, Wileyfox handsets to name a few, will no longer get any further update (bug fixes, security updates, improvements and more) starting January, 1, 2017.

Moreover, the community driven CyanogenMod will also shutdown. However, the team behind the ROM plans to fork the existing CyanogenMod source code and relaunch it as a new Android based operating system called Lineage, though is not clear when it will be released.

According to the CyanogenMod team, Lineage "will return to the grassroots community effort that used to define CM (CyanogenMod) while maintaining the professional quality and reliability you have come to expect more recently." 

The announcement comes just days after it was reported that Cyanogen Inc. will be shutting down its headquarter in Seattle and layoff employees. Moreover the company also parted ways with founder Steve Kondik.

Cyanogen OS came into the lime lights in a short span, thanks to its partnership with OnePlus for OnePlus One. The aim of the OS was to give users more control of their device by offering high customization options as well as to increase the overall performance of the system. 

However, the relationship with OnePlus went south, when Cyanogen signed an exclusive deal with Indian smartphone maker Micromax, for using Cyanogen OS in Micromax's Yu device. But the deal with Micromax ended earlier this year, when Lenovo launched the ZUK Z1 in India. 

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Kaiser Bey
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Cyanogen will shutdown services on December 31, CyanogenMod will live on as Lineage Cyanogen will shutdown services on December 31, CyanogenMod will live
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