Is Lineage Android Distribution the new name of CyanogenMod?

Is Lineage Android Distribution the new name of CyanogenMod?
Co-founder Steve Kondik recently left CyanogenMod, and as he opened the door and walked out of the company that he helped to build, he made no effort to disguise that he was seething inside at the behavior of fellow co-founder Kirk McMaster. Kondrik hinted about moving over some parts of Cyanogen into a non-profit operation, and that is easier said than done due to possible legalities involving the for-profit CyanogenMod venture. The latter apparently owns trademarks and other things that identify a brand.

But Kondik might have already started the process and sources say that internally the name being used for the project is either Laos/LAOS (Lineage Android Operating System) or Lineage Android Distribution. A software repository at GitHub with the name Lineage Android Distribution has been filling up with parts of Cyanogen, and those in the know say that this is indeed part of the reorganization.

Until some official word is released, all we can do is visit the site and see how quickly it is being populated. Cyanogen will supposedly be leaving its Seattle headquarters by the end of this year. You can check out the new repo by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: LineageAndroidDistribution via AndroidPolice



1. sherricorrb444

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2. Zylam

Posts: 1824; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Who uses custom roms anymore? It's a dying breed that was already a minor part of the overall Android eco system. I'm glad companies like Moto and One plus have stepped in with mostly stock Android to fill in the void. And of course the Pixel series can only get better from here on out.

3. hemedans

Posts: 762; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

i use custom rom, and more than 10% of smartphone user use Aosp based rom.

4. Jackdaw

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 10, 2016


6. hemedans

Posts: 762; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

5. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I would use them if my Android handsets didn't have locked bootloaders.

8. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

using 7.0 AOSP on galaxy tab S 8.4 here.

7. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

anyone having an old device can definitely benefit from custom ROMs, I'm using 7,0 AOSP on the galaxy tab S 8.4.

10. civicsr2cool

Posts: 281; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

If you've ever owned a Samsung device you wouldn't have to answer that question. AOSP is a must after five minutes on a touchwiz device.

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