CyanogenMod and their popular ROM’s are built on Google’s Android platform, although it looks like the company has other plans for the future.
At the moment CyanogenMod is totally dependent on Google, and now the company’s CEO Kirt McMaster is looking to change this.
The team behind CyanogenMod are looking to remove Google from the equation altogether, they want to build their own version of Android which basically has nothing to do with Google.
We’re making a version of Android that is more open so we can integrate with more partners so their servicers can be tier one services, so startups working on [artificial intelligence] or other problems don’t get stuck having you have to launch a stupid little application that inevitably gets acquired by Google or Apple. These companies can thrive on non-Google Android.”
The company is looking to build their own Android platform that manufacturers can use to build the devices on, instead of Google’s version of Android.