It has been reported this week that Cyanogen the company that builds and distributes smartphone software CyanogenMod, based on Google’s Android mobile operating system, has refused an offer by Google to acquire it.
In a report over on The Information website the Cyanogen team explained that they refused to be bought by Google to help keep the Android ‘open’.
Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster explained to Cyanogen shareholders this week that the company refused Google SVP of Android Sundar Pichai offers to purchase the company and that they will now focus on obtaining a $1 billion valuation to help finance its third round of funding.
CyanogenMod is an open source operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The software is based on Google’s Android operating system and CyanogenMod develops free and open source with added original and third-party code.
Back in June 2014, CyanogenMod announced that is had 12 million active installs on a range of different devices. For more information on the new Cyanogen story jump over to the The Information website for details. For more information on the latest CyanogenMod software jump over to the official Cyanogen website for details.
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Source : Engadget
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