Layoffs and a shift towards app development at Cyanogen

George, 23 July, 2016

Friday was the last day at the office for about 30 people at Cyanogen Inc. The company has laid off about a fifth of its workforce, mostly the open source division. US offices in Palo Alto and Seattle have been heavily affected by the cuts, while the Lisbon and India branches have been pretty much entirely shut down.

Additionally, the company will reportedly be making a shift towards app development.

How all that will affect the future of CyanogenMod is yet unclear, but with no one at Cyanogen Inc. actually working on it, it's not looking bright. The Android ROM debuted on the original OnePlus One, then the two companies parted ways when Cyanogen chose to work with Micromax in India. Ultimately though, the lack of manufacturers willing to adopt it meant CyanogenMod couldn't become the alternative to Google's take on Android to the extent its creators had hoped for.

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  • Drax

Partnering with Yu (Indian Brand, a subsidiary of Micromax ) led them to this situation but also due to their inability to fix bugs timely got them into this mess. Cyanogen OS is cool, fully feature packed and for heavy users like me who wanna custom...

  • AnonD-485858

I remember what they said about OP after the divorce. OP would probably sell only ONE unit without riding on the our brand name... Or something along those lines. The thing about most Android buyers, most of us don't know or don't want t...

  • AnonD-485858

I remember what they said about OP after the divorce. OP would probably sell only ONE unit without riding on the our brand name... Or something along those lines. The thing about most Android buyers, most of us don't know or don't want t...