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[Giz] Steve Kondik, Cyanogen of CyanogenMod fame, joins Samsung Mobile

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There's more big news in the Android world tonight. Steve Kondik, otherwise known as Cyanogen of the popular CyanogenMod ROM, has joined Samsung Mobile as a Software Engineer.According to his Facebook account, Kondik will use his position at Samsung to make "Android more awesome." And he also confirmed CyanogenMod will not disappear, it'll become a side project.
I wonder with this be a good or bad thing for Cyanogen, I going to buy a Mytouch 4G and my main reason for buying it that its supported by Cyanogen mod. I'd hate for Cyanogenmod to stop supporting or updating in the near future.

Edit: Quoted whole article since it incredibly short and source

http://gizmodo.com/5831176/steve-kon...samsung-mobile
Edited by Black Cerberus - 8/15/11 at 10:07pm
    
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I wonder if this would mean Samsung would have Android, but the Cyanogen version; or if they would easily be able to have the mod on them.

If the updates stopped coming, I'd be über-sad. The Cyanogenmod is part of why I want certain Android phones.
 
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this is great for steve kondik and he def deserves a job like that

samsung has been very CM friendly lately and even sending phones to CM devs for free. I don't think samsung will be very restrictive with steve. Besides not being able to discuss upcoming hardware because of nda, I honestly think everything else is open and this will be good, could improve the closed source parts to some galaxy phones.

Edited: I also don't see CM dying anytime soon nor do I doubt cyanogen himself will stop committing but regardless if he does slow down, many others do commit and CM was not a one man project at all

well it was initially but not after a few weeks later.
Edited by razor950 - 8/15/11 at 10:07pm
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This is probably to counteract the whole apple suing over the UI thing, but clean looking fast stock samsung roms sounds enticing, much better than the bloated crap they normally ship with
     
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Epic Win! Lets hope they don't F-this up.
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post #6 of 23
I wonder how one of the greatest Android devs will fit into Samsung

I wish Google took him, though; then everyone could get a taste of his awesomeness.
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Alright, well Google's purchase of Motorola may mean moto blur dissapears, maybe this means that samsung's touchwiz gets replaced with cyanogen as the default ui, as for HTC, well sense is actually good so thats not a problem.
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I hope they continue to release custom roms too but i'm very happy for them and deserve it.
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o.0
Samsung just found their loophole out of issues. If the UI is developed, in a mostly unrelated AOSP project... then cannot sue!! I think? Maybe I'm thinking wrong.
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cyanogen lost the cool factor after 6. I have moved on to better roms.

cm is nice sometimes if you want something that you know will "just work"
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