Cyanogen to shut down on December 31st

Cyanogen to shut down on December 31st
A press release issued by Cyanogen on Friday reveals that no later than December 31st, all services will be discontinued. That includes support for nightly builds. Open source code will remain available for those who want to work with it. The company's future allegedly lies in building add-ons for Android instead of replacing Google's open source OS.

Co-founder Steve Kondik had been talking about re-branding CyanogenMod, supported by crowdfunding. Earlier this month, we told you that a software repository in GitHub named Lineage Android Distribution had been filling up with parts of it. While there has been no official announcement about whether this is related, sources close to the situation say that Lineage Android Distribution is part of CyanogenMod's reorganization.

CyanogenMod launched its first release, version 3.1, on July 1st 2009. Over 50 million people run CM on their handsets. As the company winds down, it has been offering CM14.1, based on Android 7.1.

source: Cyanogen via Engadget



1. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Bad news. This wouldn't be the case had they not double crossed OnePlus.

2. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 931; Member since: May 07, 2014

Exactly what I wanted to say

8. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Uff, these are some troubling news. I am currently running CM 14.1 on my One M8 and I very much doubt that there will be another Nougat ROM. RIP CM, a good friend lost...

13. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

CM is separate from Cyanogen. CyanogenMod builds will likely continue, as they're more crowd sourced.

22. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You shouldn't be surprised considering who said it.

32. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

He's actually right See my reply 29

37. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Actually, I'm right, and you are, as usual, wrong.

42. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No, mxy is always right, and he always speaks as if his opinion must be regarded as absolute truth.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Truth is that your comments are worthless.

46. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOL here comes the kid who thinks his opinions are absolute truth. Go back to sleep kid.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You got schooled by Crispin.

47. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No, it was you and crispin who got schooled by vincelongman

48. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nope. As was pointed out, he was wrong. Not surprising, since you agreed with him. That was the kids of death.

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Not quite CM is seperate from Cyanogen Inc (Cyngn) But CM use Cyngn's severs and Cyngn does help pay CM devs Cyngn kicked out Steve Kondik (the last director at Cyngn that cared about CM) and are going to shut down the severs hosting the CM images The CM devs are still together and working on a CM successor called Lineage OS This is because Cyngn owns the CM brand and could sell it if they want Sources

36. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm not surprised by the poor reporting by PA yet again

26. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Lol wrong

33. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

He's actually right See my reply 29

38. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Lol I'm right.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Word. Their software (versatile + privacy conscious) on OnePlus' flagship hardware is what brought me to Android. Saddening that their arrogance and greed ruined it all after merely 1 year.

27. Khyron

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Why they don't sell CM to samsung this will be a win/win deal for both

30. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Okay, how could staying with OnePlus SINGLEHANDEDLY save Cyanogen? Please enlighten me, because as far as I'm concerned, if it weren't for Oppo throwing millions after millions to them, OnePlus wouldn't be here right now because all metrics show they're a sales FAILURE next to Samsung and Huawei Honor...

43. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because their actions clearly showed that they had no problem betraying a partner if they thought a better opportunity had come along. If not for that, not only would OPO have continued with them, but other manufacturers might well have used their fork.

3. Rafishant

Posts: 409; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Any reason for this action? Why not selling the company instead?

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I think they lost the value when oneplus began developing oxygen os. People learn to make similar skins to cysnogen. And the original android caught up with cysnogen tricks and functionality.

6. Subie

Posts: 2444; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I think the first line of the second paragraph says it all. They clearly need money and weren't really making any to begin with. Just Google "how does cyanogen make money". I guess there just wasn't enough return for the amount of effort they were putting into the product...

4. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

I wont comment on the reasons for the failure of this company I just want to say that it is a huge loss to the Android community as a whole Cyanogen, you will be missed.

7. azusa

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

Nope, I won't. Good karma for what they did to oneplus


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I won't. I don't miss their buggy software

9. skips

Posts: 490; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

Goddamnit. I am running CM 14.1 on my LG G3s and I'm absolutely in awe how much better it performs comparing to the stock rom, while being only a nightly build. What a shame. I really loved having an almost stock ROM on all my Android devices 2016 never fails to dissapoint me. Somehow I have a feeling that next year isn't going to be any better.

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