Cyanogen's co-founder Steve Kondik has officially left the company

Cyanogen's co-founder Steve Kondik has officially left the company
Poor Cyanogen Inc. The company launched with huge dreams and big ambitions, but as of late, the it has been faced with nothing but a heap of financial and business issues. We've heard internal reports that there have been a number of layoffs taking place recently, and earlier this week we heard rumors that Cyanogen Inc. would be picking up its roots in Seattle and possibly moving to its smaller office in Palo Alto.

On December 1st, Cyanogen's newly appointed CEO Lior Tal published a post on the company's official blog that the team in Seattle will be making the move to the office in Palo Alto. 

A snippet of the post reads as follows -



However, perhaps the most shocking bit of news has to do with one particular person that won't be heading out to Palo Alto. Steve Kondik, one of the original co-founders for Cyanogen Inc., has officially cut his ties with the company. Lior Tal wrote that, "Cyanogen has separated ties with Steve Kondik, allowing him to continue to forge his parth as he sees fit." Kondik recently came out to say that he and other co-founder Kirt McMaster have been having problems working together, so while Kondik's departure from Cyanogen Inc. isn't the most surprising thing considering the company's recent troubles, it's a true shame nonetheless.

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7 Comments

1. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

Which one came up with the bright idea to strip Android of Google? I say good riddance.

2. yalokiy

Posts: 1012; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

And who ruined the relationship with OnePlus?

5. mixedfish

Posts: 1557; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

They could've used that to make their own phones. Now they are stuck as an underground scene that appeals only to those who can be bothered.

3. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

They SO should've taken that buyout by Google.

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

No, they should have simply remained a partner with OnePlus and a growing number of other brands. That would have been a great win win relationship without google. Sadly, they shamelessly broke it, now OnePlus has moved along with stock Android...

6. abhinav.snsahu

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 08, 2015

Came into existence in 2013 and 3 years later struggling to survive. They should have continued their partnership with OnePlus for good.

7. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Poor cynogen is going towards the path of symbian os.

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