Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod are dead: Long live Lineage!

Both Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod are dead. The team has produced a fork and named it Lineage.
Both Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod are dead. The team has produced a fork and named it Lineage.
After Cyanogen announced that it will suspend all services by years end, the CyanogenMod team decided to let the Open Source project die as well and continue work under a new fork named Lineage.
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Back in July, when Cyanogen decided to lay off developers working for the commercial Cyanogen OS, it became clear, that Cyanogen would not be succeeding with its initial plan to offer a viable alternative to Google for smartphone developers, even though a few manufacturers like OnePlus, ZUK, Wileyfox and BQ have installed Cyanogen OS on some of their handsets in the past and have done so until today.

Then, two days ago, Cyanogen announced, that it will suspend operation and stop all services related to Cyanogen OS on December 31st. Even though the Cyanogen Open Source code will remain available for developers, the CyanogenMod team, developers of the hugely popular Open Source project decided it was time to let the project die as well, partly because resources from Cyanogen will be missing but also because of the stigma, that has grown to be attached to anything named "Cyanogen" over the last couple of months according to a post on the team's blog.

Fortunately for all of us, the team members, including Cyanogen co-founder Steve Kondiak apparently, decided it was time for a fresh start by creating a fork of the project, which they aptly named Lineage. With that new project, the former CyanogenMod team is planning to go back to its roots without sacrificing the professional quality and reliability of the project as of late. If you are curious, the Lineage source code is already available on Github for you to check out.



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Alexander Fagot, 2016-12-25 (Update: 2016-12-25)
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As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.