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22 August 2011, 12:14

CyanogenMod development slows, but will continue

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Following the news that Steve Kondik, the founder of CyanogenMod, had been hired by Samsung, there had been some uncertainty regarding the future of the popular custom ROM for Android smartphones. To clarify matters, a blog posting has appeared on the CyanogenMod web site stating that rumours that "CyanogenMod’s core philosophy is changing, that we’ve been sold, or that we’ve given up" are all completely untrue. It states that Kondik, aka "Cyanogen", is not leaving the project, which will continue.

The posting goes on to admit that development has been slow in recent times, but states that this does not indicate any change of direction for the project. All of the more than 40 developers are volunteers, and have jobs and other commitments that have recently had to take precedence over the CyanogenMod development. The posting concludes by asking users waiting for a new version of CyanogenMod to be patient, and noting that the current state of development is "a soft feature-freeze for another 7.1 RC".

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