Just days after there were reports that alternative Android OS developer Cyanogen has laid off about a fifth of its workforce and is planning to make a shift towards app development, CEO Kirt McMaster has refuted the reports, especially the app development part.
Here's what he said in a tweet:
Cyanogen NOT pivoting to apps. We are an OS company and our mission of creating an OPEN ANDROID stands. FALSE reporting was outstanding.ó Kirt McMaster (@cyanogenone) July 25, 2016
As for lay offs, he confirmed the news this past weekend, although there was no word on the number of employees that have been let go.
really sad we had to let go of some wonderful folks this week. startups and disruption are brutal.ó Kirt McMaster (@cyanogenone) July 23, 2016
Co-founder Steve Kondik also tried to clear the air. "CyanogenMod isnít going anywhere, nor has Cyanogen Inc. discontinued itís efforts towards the goal of bringing it to a larger audience," he said in a blog post.
"Cyanogen Inc (including myself) will still be sponsoring the project and will continue to have an active role in itís development. Contrary to popular belief, we are not 'pivoting to apps' nor are we shelving CM," he added.
Did you already took your meds? Cuz ur data usage and etc etc doesn't seem to relate with CM. LOL
I got Lollipop in my Samsung S III Mini. Running CM 12 and love it!
CM is not overrated dude they are the one who provide update for outdated devices lots of OEM will abandon you after 1 year of buying phone. I am rocking Android M on my old outdated moto E thanks to CM.