General I hope you didn't invest in Cyanogen...

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  1. The_Chief

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    It's just Cyanogen OS, the commercial arm, so if you're running a community build of CyanogenMod, you'll be fine. If you have a device that shipped with Cyanogen installed, don't expect updates any time soon....

    Android Police ran a pretty good article a few weeks back where Kondik basically said he started the company with the wrong people - http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/1...ailure-cyanogenmod-to-reorganize-and-regroup/

    I imagine they started with the best intentions, but that Kirt guy seems like a bit of a squeb and kinda ruined things for them (although I'm sure there's a lot more to it than that).
     
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    That's sad. What are the options for us with devices that no longer receive official updates e.g. my Nexus 5?
     
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    #6 psionandy, Dec 24, 2016
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    Surely a Nexus 5 doesn't have too much to worry about? There will be other AOSP development for those devices. It's those with devices with less community support who will be more affected.
     
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    From what I've seen on various social media posts, most of the code for devices has been migrated over to the Lineage Gerrit/GitHub so they just need device maintainers to pick things up from there.

    There's already a Lineage build available for the LG G4 so I don't expect Nexus devices will be waiting too long.
     
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    As far as I know the downloads page is still up, so if you are looking for one last taste of a nightly to hold you over until Lineage here is the link: https://download.cyanogenmod.org/
     
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    You're probably right. I need to look into what's possible.
     
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    Cyanogen gave me a bad taste in my mouth around the same time they starting saying they were going to "put a bullet in Googles head". As a company, they were all bravado without any real plan it seemed.

    Cyanogenmod will bounce back/continue on in another form, as open source solutions tend to. I can't say I'm sad about the company. They did it to themselves.
     

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