Samsung snaps up CyanogenMod maker

Written by Harry Butler

August 17, 2011 // 1:59 p.m.

Tags: #android #android-firmware #android-mod #custom-rom #cyanogen #mobile #mod #samsung

Steve Kondik, the modder behind the popular CyanogenMod range of custom Android ROMs has taken a job as a software engineer with Samsung Mobile.

The range of CyanogenMod custom ROMs unlock a variety of additional features and functions for Android handsets, as well as removing some of the unwanted bloatware that many manufacturers and mobile networks load their handsets with.

After over 500,000 installs, CyanogenMod has developed an avid following for the additional features and clean look of its interface.

Whether Kondik will continue to support CyanogenMod is unclear, although he has stated that his 'Side project (CM) is not affiliated in any way with my employer', indictaing that Samsung has hired him for his skills, rather than to deploy the CyanogenMod interface across its range of handsets

Happy to see another talented modder gainfully employed for their talents, or are you worried for the future of the CyanogenMod? Do you use a custom ROM on your smartphone? Let us know in the forum.

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