Cyanogen being targeted by Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung and Yahoo?

Cyanogen being targeted by Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung and Yahoo?
Cyanogen could end up being purchased by a big tech company. Known for its custom Android ROMs, Cyanogen was in the news earlier this week when it announced that it was teaming up with start-up Nextbit to introduce a "really cool" mobile product. Now, it is apparently being looked at as a possible acquisition or partner, for companies like Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon, and Yahoo.

The rumored companies all have something in common. They are interested in developing a version of Android outside of Google's watchful eyes. Amazon has been using its own FireOS, a forked version of Android., on its phone and tablets. Samsung? It has been looking for a way to prove to Google that it is the reason for Android's success. Microsoft could ship its phones with Cyanagen, and use its own services to replace the ones from Google that would be missing. Earlier this year, Yahoo purchased the contextual Aviate launcher, and Cyanogen could fit its strategy to offer apps and services to enhance the mobile user's experience.

With the OnePlus One launching with Cyanogen inside, the company has been raising its profile. It took in $30 million in funding last year from various venture capital firms, and another round is expected this year. Unless, of course, Cyanogen is bought out before then.

source: 9to5Google via AndroidAuthority

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118 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

If MS buys Cyanogen, it'll be nothing more then a footnote in the history books, all but forgotten, they'll buy it, try it and flog WP services on top an then bury it with their KIN. What a travesty that would be.

12. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

please dont sell CM... atleast not to microsoft, amazon as well

13. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It should not be sold to any company.

98. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

It will be bought that's how competition is eliminated in this day and age.

107. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

If it gets sold to any of these crap companies i will get rid of my Oneplus right quick.... amazon is a tarded comapny, good for buying phone cases and random s**t... but not as an actual company. Who are we kidding with Samsung too, they would RUIN it

33. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

It isn't surprising to see you single our Microsoft from the list of companies, your just doing your job of trolling MS, can't blame you. However your ignorance will more likely be a footnote of history. Many things from Tablets, smartwatches, even your favorite OS design language has been inspired by Microsoft. Google and many other tech companies has a long laundry list of products and services that has failed. MS has over 15 billion dollar business, get a grip. Trolls will troll.

44. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Exactly, trollers are the same folks that do it in most articles that mention Microsoft. They are all pathetic insignificant flees on my pant leg

55. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Same as shills that spout complete an utter BS. Misconstrue facts to imply better then what is known. Yup, crap on my pant leg from all the bunk i read here on WP.

59. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Don't post.. Its that simple. Also anything related to Microsoft is constantly trolled by the same folks. It's pathetic dude, keep justifying your comments though

47. sgodsell

Posts: 6739; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its not trolling. Its the truth. Look at SCO, Netware, and others that Microsoft has bought. They take what they want and need. Then roll with what they took into their existing OS's or other MS products. Then kill off those products, and push out theirs to replace them. This is Microsoft's history. Besides Microsoft would want to kill off any open source projects. They want everyone to use and rely on their closed products, so you have only one choice to get it from. Microsoft. Call me a troll and its okay. Because what I have said is the truth and Micrsosoft's history.

53. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

You mean like Google did with Moto? They took all the patents and sold them off to a foreign company. Don't play the Microsoft is bad and Google is great card because it's a lie dude

56. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

They paid 12.5 Billion for them patents, fair an square. Now them patents are not being used against others, like if they had fallen into MS hands.

58. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Yep okay bud.. Google is good Microsoft is bad. It's only good when you want to spin it that way but common sense says otherwise. Believe what you want but believe and reality are two different things

64. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Hmmm, your common sense, or the majority of the worlds common sense? DO you remember Netscape, probably not because they were destroyed by MS antics.

62. sgodsell

Posts: 6739; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You are talking about a Hardware company first and foremost. Cyanogenmod is strickly software and open source as well. So tell me how many open source operating systems projects does Microsoft maintain that use linux? Do they support all kinds or hardware and CPUs? Microsoft has been quoted in the past saying that Linux is a cancer. Please I will wait for your response.

65. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Actually my opo says different. They may mostly be a software company but their joint venture with oppo shows some movement in the hardware space. Listen I'm not debating whether or not Microsoft should or would buy them or what they would do with said company. Folks much smarter than you or I make these decisions.

63. sgodsell

Posts: 6739; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You need an education.

67. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Ah when you have nothing educated to say you default to an insult. That's cute

72. sgodsell

Posts: 6739; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So you still didn't answer my question. How many Open Source Operating System Projects does Microsoft maintain? I used more Capitals this time. So you will actually see and maybe understand the actual words that I have typed. I only insult posts that show how ignorant or stupid they really are, and pattyface your up their with the best of the morons.

76. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Well I will say that no matter how dumb you think I am your mother is way dumber than any poster on this site and I can see those smarts didn't stop with her. Stop the breeding. If YOU can read and comprehend then you would see that I said I could care less about Microsoft buying an open source company but more tired of such a thick head individual spouting off at your mouth as you seem to do often. Also just because Microsoft doesn't have a company in its stable that is open source does that mean they shouldn't evolve or try to?

81. sgodsell

Posts: 6739; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Do you even put any thought into what your write. Talk about comprehension. My God. So Einstein we will run with that idiotic thought of yours and say that Microsoft is going to buy and maintain an Open Source Operating System. So what do you think is going to happen? So everyone is going to sit around a camp fire and sing kumbaya and get along happily ever after? So lets run with the news story that Microsoft has purchased Cyanogenmod and will maintain and grow the software to compete with its own WP OS in the same mobile space. Yeah okay. If you actually believe that. Then I will sell you the Brooklyn Bridge for only $50 bucks. You can believe me buddy. I own it. I would never lie to you. Hurry up and buy it quickly. So I can turn around and sell it to the next sucker or I should say customer. Jeez I should be in sales. I would make a killing selling WP devices. But that's my problem right there. I am too honest with people. Maybe Microsoft should learn something from this and be more honest, but then again if they were honest, then they would never sell a thing.

83. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I never said Microsoft should buy them, in fact I said the complete opposite of that. My god you are thick headed. READ.. All I said was that you and some others seem to hate Microsoft and troll every article, that's it

52. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Nokia X, gone as a fart in the wind. Kin, another fart in the storm. WM 6.5 wasted efforts WP7 do I have to? Precedent, MS burns bridges after realizing no one will pay their toll. Don't like my spoken word, don't read it, pretty simple. What does it matter to you what I or anyone else thinks, if your stuff is all that? Hey, isn't this the fastest growing os still? Right, debunked like the rest of the WP propaganda and your posts on the matter.

78. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Or did ms borrow from the Apple Newton? History an forgetting it, Is a beech. Apple set the stage, MS tries to burn it down an write their own in place. Same as you purport today.

82. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

As I remarked on the OnePlus thread: If MS acquires CM, it will only cement the fact that WP is a complete and utter failure. This is turn will cause many to question the value proposition of Windows in general (as Microsoft has tied everything together). And why Microsoft spent $10B+ on their Nokia experiment and another $8-12B on overall WP expenditures. The next domino is people wondering why they want anything from Microsoft at all. If the company can't successfully make an OS anymore, what does that say about the company's future? Doesn't inspire confidence, that's for sure.

84. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I agree, this wouldn't be something that Microsoft should even think about nor do I want anyone to buy op. I love my opo and want many more to come out

118. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Nokia from finland should consider this.

2. ex.arc101

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

How much do you charge for telling future?

3. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

This is really interesting

4. peace247 unregistered

Samsung this is your chance to make touch wiz more practical..... for low spec devices. ... and maybe galaxy serie...

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