I do know that Cyanogen now not registers a lot consideration across the Android global this present day, in part since the corporate is in hassle and has had to cut staff, but in addition as a result of their erroneous imaginative and prescient of a bloatware-filled cellular choice by no means moderately took off (shocker) and also you’ve most likely by no means even noticed a phone operating it. Nonetheless, we felt like we will have to no less than cross alongside nowadays’s information of the corporate shifting in a brand new path and pushing out brodog-in-chief, Kirt McMaster as CEO.
In accordance to a weblog submit via newly appointed CEO, Lio Tai, Cyanogen is switching it up and going with a brand new Cyangen Modular OS program. What does that imply? It positive feels like they are going to now not be that specialize in pushing a complete Cyanogen OS to OEMs and can as an alternative hope to license or distribute items of Cyanogen OS. In different phrases, they weren’t seeing sufficient alternatives to get all of Cyanogen on telephones, so they're going to now check out to no less than get portions of it in the market.
Will that be successful? Who is aware of. It doesn’t sound like a horrible concept as there may well be alternatives for larger firms to see Cyanogen merchandise which might be higher than their very own in-house choices or that they don’t need to spend the assets making an investment in. Perhaps they will have to have began this manner, even though, as an alternative of making an attempt to salary struggle with Google, a struggle they have been by no means going to win and even make noise in.
As for McMaster, smartly, he’s now “Government Chairman of the Board.” That’s a fluffy name for a man who will now spend his days doing outreach for the corporate and feature little to do with day-to-day operations. And that’s more than likely just right for Kirt, as a result of he used to be clearly higher at speaking than main. Harsh? Eh, don’t assume Kirt would wish it another means.
After all, Steve Kondik, who you already know as the founding father of CyanogenMod and co-founder of Cyanogen, will depart his CTO gig and transfer over to Leader Science Officer. He’ll additionally now document to Cyanogen’s SVP of engineering.