When we all thought that this year might be unaffected and would continue to improve regarding mobile operating systems until the largest custom Android builds providing giant, Cyanogen Mod announced that it would terminate all of its operations from 31st December 2016 onwards. Kick-started and ran as an open-source community platform since 2008, Cyanogen Inc. is going be disappeared from the Android Community as they’ve decided to terminate all of its services, including the Nightly Builds.
The company was aimed to provide better versions of Android and wanted to replace Google’s Stock build with their highly-customized ROMs, but unfortunately, it failed to do so. However, the company still had a pretty big user fan base of over 50 million users, and the sudden announcement has left all the users in grief and disappointment.
The blog post (website DNS is now down) was released on Friday, 23rd December with a very brief message from the company. However, the company has decided to keep the open-source project and all the source codes for personalized customizations by the developers.
The reason behind the sudden discontinuation of all the nightly releases, custom builds, and a better taste of Android was mainly due to the complications faced by the company from its partners. We all are aware of the time when One Plus ditched the Cyanogen OS for its flagship devices. This and few other hardships have led to this last shutdown to an incredible community platform.
Though Cyanogen Mod was an individual project it was heavily dependent on Cyanogen Inc. for finances, so the impact is devastating. The word around is that the CEO of Cyanogen Inc., Kirt McMaster is responsible for the demise of the company. Frauds and betrayals to their OEM customers were leading to the downfall ever since it started partnering with mobile device manufacturers.
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However, the Cyanogen team has assured that all the effort, contributions, experimenting, and testing for the past eight years would not go to any waste. The legacy of the Cyanogen Mod is now going to be held on a new project, “Lineage OS” which is going to start its operations and services soon in the coming months of 2017.