We all know Cyanogen team and CyanogenMod project for a while. CyanogenMod was started on May 25, 2009 for T-Mobile G1. Today, Steve Kondik, the founder, announced the formation of Cyanogen Inc. The new company first aims to make the CyanogenMod ROM more stable, more widely available, and easier to install on more devices.
Cyanogen Inc. received $7 Milllion in founding led by Benchmark Capital.
Cyanogen Inc.’s website is Cyngn.com. The company is employing fifteen people, including Kondik, Koushik Dutta, Ricardo Cerqueira, Dobie Wollert, and other highly visible members of the ROM development team. Kirt McMaster, a co-founder of Boost Mobile and a former manager at Sony of America, Sega, and Spike TV, among others, is the company’s CEO.
Over the past few months, we have seen several new and big projects from the Cyanogen team, such as: Nemesis, CM Account, Voice+, secure messaging and more.
According to Steve Kondik, the goals of Cyanogen Inc. are:
- Organize, lead, and support our community
- Create amazing user experience centered around how YOU work
- Security solutions that really work
- Stay committed to building the features our users need
- No junk
- Constant updates
- Available on everything, to everyone
Also, Cyanogen team announced on a new installer, which should safer and easier.
This installer will be available soon at the play store.
Cyanogen Inc.’s primary offices are in Seattle, with a secondary office in Palo Alto. Koushik Duta posted some photos on his Google+ page.
We can expect for new awesome things, as usual. We wish them all the best, and hope they will succeed!
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