Cyanogen might shift from OS development to Apps

Cyanogen appears to be undergoing a major shakeup, according to reports from Android Police and Recode. The job cuts mostly impacted people working only on the open source side, reports AndroidPolice. The layoffs are reportedly largely from Cyanogen's OS arm, with the employees in the open source division likely to all be culled.

So for all you users of CM out there, you can rest easy knowing that for now it seems that nothing has changed. Whether that includes the company's App bundles, its MOD platform or something else is not clear. This means that there would be no new versions of its custom OS, CyanogenMod, for any device in future. It does however, deeply affect Cyanogen OS, and other Cyanogen Inc. products and developments.

It looks like employees that were not let go were asked not to show up foe work that day. Those who did go to work had a general human resources meeting that was arranged the night before on their calendars, all those employees, were also let go. The newly appointed chief operating officer Lior Tal is now overseeing the strategy who was primarily on Facebook.

Open-source OS vendor Cyanogen might have gained vast popularity as a secondary OS option for breathing new life into aged phones.

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The Android community was abuzz when reports of Cyanogen downsizing its workforce started to flow.

News of Cyanogen's demise is premature, says its cofounder. We're just going on what we've heard, and still expect a significant announcement from Cyanogen Inc soon that will likely result in at the very least some shift in the company's larger business model.

While many might think that the company would eliminate CyanogenMod completely for shifting its focus towards app, but the true story is that they have plan to bundle some Microsoft's productivity apps along with its own ROM and Cyanogen also raised money from Microsoft for that objective.

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