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CyanogenMod Founder Steve Kondik Leaves Samsung, Criticizes TouchWiz on Way Out

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Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik, founder and lead developer of CyanogenMod, has left his role as software engineer at Samsung Mobile, after 19 months at the company. Notifying his followers on Google+, Kondik notes his departure in a long piece commenting on Samsung's new Galaxy S 4 handset, stating that he "just decided to do something new."

"Touchwiz feels like it has been sent a few years back in time to the Froyo days."

Before leaving Samsung, Kondik had some time to play with his former employer's new flagship. While he praises the handset's specifications, which he says "blows the competition out of the water," his comments on Samsung's modifications to its TouchWiz UI aren't so complementary. The Android developer believes that TouchWiz...

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