no longer supported Cyanogen Cyanogen OS
the Company Also end support for commercial operating systems for mobile devices Cyanogen OS. December 31, 2016, all system services and support nightly builds will stop working. The company announced in an official statement. No instructions for owners of smartphones OnePlus, Wileyfox, ZUK and others where you installed the Cyanogen OS, has not yet been reported.
the nonprofit Developers of the mobile platform CyanogenMod, which is based on Cyanogen OS, noted on the website cyanogenmod.org that the action of the kill at the same time and their platform. Despite the fact that CyanogenMod is separate from the Cyanogen OS project depend on the infrastructure and resources of the company. After the publication of the developers of the DNS access to the site cyanogenmod.org was blocked.
Open source CyanogenMod will still be available for those who wish to create their own OS.
Soon after the spread of the news about the closure of services on the website lineageos.org there was a message “Yes, that’s us”, which the developer community has announced the creation of a new system LineageOS, which will replace CyanogenMod.
In a post on the resource Reddit the developers said that they refuse to discredited brand of Cyanogen in favour of a Lineage, and expressed fears that the company could sell someone a logo Cyanogen. Now the community is looking for ways painless for users of the transition to LineageOS, which is a fork of CyanogenMod.
the Developers of CyanogenMod has decided to abandon the discredited brand of Cyanogen
the Story of the collapse of Cyanogen OS
About the possible loss of Cyanogen OS first began in July 2016, when Cyanogen announced that it plans to cut 20% of staff, or about 30 workers. It was dismissed as just those employees who are engaged in the development of Cyanogen OS. Announcing the reduction, the Director General of Lior Tal (Lior Tal) suggested that the company will develop mobile applications instead of advancing and refining the “Android alternative”.
the New strategy was to fix the position of Cyanogen, which recently struck a few blows. For example, in August 2016 in the media appeared information that the company resorted to deception, inflating in the official report the number of users of its OS. In 2015, the leadership of Cyanogen said that the firmware uses 50 million people, but according to the internal report to the Board of Directors in 2016, the number of users amounted to only 25 million.
In October 2016, the company Cyanogen announced that it would stop further development of the actual OS, and will instead create so — called modules- modifications and additions, which smartphone manufacturers will be able to use in addition to Android. Modifications will be created based on individual parts of CyanogenMod. The project is called Modular OS.
What is CyanogenMod
the Mobile platform CyanogenMod, which was established in 2010 based on Android, has several advantages over Android. Among them enhanced support for visual themes, codec support FLAC, database access point, OpenVPN client, enhanced reboot menu, support Internet sharing over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB, overclocking, CPU, etc. the List of officially supported devices includes about 250 models, among them the popular gadgets of all brands, including the flagship Samsung devices.
the Best honours CyanogenMod from Android is that manufacturers do not have to pay Cyanogen royalties for every sold device, as is the case with Google. Cyanogen also does not require a preset along with its OS to a large number of applications.
CyanogenMod is free, but it has a commercial version of Cyanogen OS. It is installed on products, vendors such as Alcatel, Wileyfox, BQ, Yu, ZUK and OnePlus. Perhaps these companies have to start to install on their Android devices, complemented Modular OS.