Cyanogen To Discontinue Its OS & Services By Year's End

While the open source CyanogenMod project will remain available, the company has announced that its services and OS will be discontinued next week.

Cyanogen Discontinues Its OS

On its company's blog, Cyanogen Inc. has announced that all Cyanogen-supported nightly builds and all its services will be discontinued by Dec. 31. The source code and the open source CyanogenMod will remain available, but owners of Cyanogen-powered devices such as the OnePlus One will be required to make a switch for future updates.

According to Engadget, the new Cyanogen CEO Lior Tal announced on the company's blog at the end of November that co-founder Steve Kondik left the organization. Kondik posted on Twitter on Dec. 2 that he is "happy to rebrand."

Tal also said that by the end of the year the company would consolidate into a single Palo Alto-based team focused on building add-ons for Android as it pivots towards a Modular OS future. Things are changing for CyanongenMod as it is starting a new project called Lineage.

On Saturday, the developers responded to the shutdown news on their own blog post. According to them, the loss of Cynanogen Inc. will greatly affect the CyanogenMod. The blog pays respects to the community that it served for more than eight years and explains that CyanogenMod will disappear, morphing in the next open-source Android project Lineage.

Cyanogen's History

According to CNET, the company called Cyanogen Inc. has been launched in the year 2013. The company has been created with the aim of commercializing the already popular CyanogenMod. The company tried to kill Google's Android OS but was never able to gain much mainstream appeal.

Earlier this year, in June, Cyanogen, Inc. announced that a new MOD feature has become available starting with Cyanogen OS 13.1. At the time, this was good news for the owners of a OnePlus One phone that comes with the "MOD"-ready pre-installed Cyanogen OS version 13.1.

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