Worrying. If CM let's greed ($'s) get in the way of all its development & investment - it's days are numbered.
To what other benefit would they decide to team with a flagging closed OS with a terrible track record of integration?
Not looking good :S
It's one thing for Cyanogone to want to be a completely open source system, without Google apps and services (although I think Cyangone would be a failure if it tried to do that or far less relevant than it is now).
But just switching from Google corporate evilnesses to Yahoo or Microsoft corporate evilness doesn't really accomplish anything. And frankly, I choose Google evilness over the other two.
Cyanogone ultimately works, because it supplements and tweaks the Google ecosystem. As a standalone it will be an irrelevant niche product (even more so than now). As a weird Android/Microsoft/Yahoo frankenstein product, it will just be crap.
You really are going to be gone, gone from relevance, gone from non-commercial opensource value, gone from non-crappiness, oh Cyanogone who I once loved.
Time to start shopping for a new favorite rom. Maybe I'll go back to Paranoid or try out Slim or Omni.
All those investors aren't in it for charity. And that's what will make CM worse than vanilla Android with Google play services.
I HATE this...
There will be the closet Microsoft lovers who will say otherwise. BUT Microsoft's LONG GAME is always Disseminate or Assimilate. Never to peacefully co-exist. Except for their evil axis twin Apple.
WHo rewcalls Microsoft threatening Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, almost EVERY Android OEM with legal consequences if they DIDN'T pay Microsoft. These firms remember what happened to others that did. Even if you WIN you loose. Money in building a legal team. Depositions. etc, etc, etc. And if the OEMs LOOSE?? Heaven help them. So they pay. And pay. And Pay. To the score that Microsoft takes in from this source of revenue, more than Microsoft's Win Fone & Xbox earns. Thus saith SEC forms required by law to be filed yearly.
Now we want this Competitir in our midst. With ANY interest at all in the Android community. It's the Fox in the unsuspecting HenHouse. And we all know what happens than.
PS This has precedent. Microsoft was found to be the reason SCO attacked IBM and the Linux community before. It came out again in undisputed form in court proceedings. And again the Linux ( volunteers mostly, remember?) community had to scramble to protect themselves. Thanks to IBM and others the truth was gleaned and we all saw again... Microsoft was at the helm. As the Master Pupetteer
Jamal West, 29 Jan 2015Android without Google would be pointless. As for Bing... Meh...Android without Google does exist in the largest market in the world. Nobody cares about Google there. I have AOSP without any Google app including Play.
the moment they start receive money, fans no longer matter, thats why they want to leave google and make an apps store with apps for their partners, blackberry tried to do that, ubuntu tried to do that, and now look, blackberry relies on google apps, ubuntu is... well unknown to those who only know about iPhone and android.
and if you ever happen to speak a word of ubuntu they will look at you as if you just said, that good doesn't exist.
CM - Don't play the Nokia to MS tragedy. If you are smart, stay on the Android track as close as possible.
Good news, then the android OS will get more friendly to Microsoft services. Google sure will start whining about that. Big dent in the google fortress, and they know it.
hrpjr, 29 Jan 2015Your'e Right...Microsoft wants " In on the Action" of Android's success. THey (Micro... moreLet me guess, you have Betamax machines at home right.
Just old man ranting about "the good ole days". Stay on topic and stay in the present please.
What they should do is make a version of Windows that isn't dependent on Microsoft or at least Microsoft apps such as IE (Spartan), Skype, Cortana, etc.
Maverick, 29 Jan 2015Careful CM it seems elop strategy again shame on you microsoftYour'e Right...Microsoft wants " In on the Action" of Android's success. THey (Microsoft) will try to get in on "Forking" Android. And then breaking the Android eco-system. Microsoft owns Win Phone. Why on earth do they WANT Android ( or derivitives) to be a success.
I'm Old School, I remember what Microsoft did to a still vastly superior OS back in the day. IBM's OS/2. OS/2 could run Windows programs better/faster than windows, honest! It was Fantastic!! I'd build computers for customers and put the Cheaper, better OS/2 on them. And show OS/2 running chess games, Faxing, as well as formatting floppy ( I know, really old,lol) disks all the the SAME time. No system speed degredation. MS put up with this 3/4 months, then Microsoft went against policy, and changed Window's API hooks. Again, after PUBLICALLY promising not to. Software venders depend on a stable API. EVERYBODY wondered why. Those of us in the know, knew. MS was scared stiff of OS/2. OS/2 by IBM was WAY advanced. Try formating any type of disk TODAY with Windows.. (remember, As youDownload files, And Talk on over Skype, or Viber, or Watsapp) So Microsoft did it the Cheapest way, they changed the system's API. IBM's OS/2 could no longer work with the NEW programs everyone had to code for to work with the "New Windows", without violating newly updated ( coincidence??) agreements.
These guys ( Microsoft ) don't change their culture.
Google is the only reason I hate Android. So good luck MS. Maybe some day I will switch from WP to Android
Duphii, 29 Jan 2015Looks like Elop is at it again. Gotta say, though, CM is not a great custom ROM, in my opinio... moreMaybe for you but I was using CM since the first day they release and only receive very good use, phone updates (frecuently) and happiness :D
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2015Google search is the same as bing, it just has more users. Why does it have more users? Becaus... moreBing (search engine) - Uncyclopedia - Wikia
Bing has released a mobile version of the 'popular' 'search engine', although the only people who would want to use it on the move are the French, because ...
Bing (known previously as Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is a web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine") from Microsoft. Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009, at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego, California, for release on June 1, 2009.
Bing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
We all know the story. So who came first. This is no Chicken or egg analogy.
Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
BING? the result of a Kneejerk response from Microsoft to a FABULOUSLY succesful product: Google. Oh.. BING came 11+ years LATER!! And Still failed.... Oops. IS failing in comparison