Remember CyanogenMod CEO promising to take Android away from Google and make a separate version of it? Things didn’t go well with them and they failed miserably and is actually shutting down. Which sounds so saddening for the MOD lovers or Custom ROM addicts. 🙁
But guess what? The developers team of CyanogenMod doesn’t wants to stop and thus, they are soon launching another Android-based OS company called “LineAge OS”.
So, Actually Lineage OS will be a continuation of CyanogenMod, although it will be slightly different. It will still rely on the CM source code, and as Cyanogen mentioned in their obituary, anyone can use the open source-code to continue the work. The CM team realized that a lot of users still relied on CM to get the latest Android update and so have formed the new OS.
“Embracing that spirit, we the community of developers, designers, device maintainers and translators have taken the steps necessary to produce a fork of the CyanogenMod source code and pending patches. This is more than just a ‘rebrand’. This fork will return to the grassroots community effort that used to define CyanogenMod while maintaining the professional quality and reliability you have come to expect more recently.”
As of now, the development of Lineage OS has just begun. A website for the OS has been launched, new social media accounts have gone live and faith in humanity has been restored. There’s no word on when we can see the first version of the new OS, ready for testing and use.
However, the new team at Lineage OS have given an official word to announce more about the new OS on 27th December. We’ll be sure to update this page with all the necessary information that Lineage team shares on the given date. Stay Tuned with Tekh Decoded and we shall serve you ASAP! 🙂