September 19, 2013

Android Fork Cyanogen Back in the News as a New Company

All the way back in 2009, when Android was still ramping up as a mobile platform, we covered a significant spat between Google and a developer named Steve Kondik. Kondik's Cyanogenmod software framework was a modified Android ROM that angered Google because it included a number of proprietary Google applications, such as GMail and YouTube.

The dispute ended with some agreements, but Cyanogenmod continued on, and now the Android firmware project CyanogenMod is a brand new company, thanks to a $7 million Series A financing round led by Silicon Valley venture firms Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures.

 

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