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Steve 'Cyanogen' Kondik joins Samsung; CyanogenMod development to remain unaffected

After Google's announced acquisition of Motorola Mobility, another important piece of Android-related news has hit the stands – Samsung has hired Steve ‘Cyanogen’ Kondik, of Android custom ROM ‘CyanogenMod’ fame.

By Abhinav Lal | Published 16 Aug 2011 14:16 IST
Steve 'Cyanogen' Kondik joins Samsung; CyanogenMod development to remain unaffected

After Google's announced acquisition of Motorola Mobility, another important piece of Android-related news has hit the stands – Samsung has hired Steve ‘Cyanogen’ Kondik, of Android custom ROM ‘CyanogenMod’ fame. While Kondik has revealed he will still be working on CyanogenMod, just how his new post as Samsung Mobile Software Engineer will affect the Korean giant’s future Android devices is obviously still to be seen – hopefully a cleaner, lighter, and more CyanogenMod-inspired skin than Samsung’s TouchWiz?

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Those wondering if this means CyanogenMod officially belongs to Samsung, or will be 'corrupted' by the company, needn’t worry, at least based on Kondik’s reassurances of the custom ROM’s independence and safety. In the meanwhile, Samsung has reportedly also delivered a bunch of Samsung Galaxy S II devices to CM developers to work with – a sign that the newfound bonhomie extends far enough to be exciting.

Speaking to the AndroidGuys, Kondik said this about his new job:

...it's a job and I'm glad that I can use what I learned from all this to do something cool in the real world :) I'll still be doing code review and some leadership for CM, but I'll be keeping it legit like always...I think we really broke away from the modding community. Most of us are professional engineers or in the field some way or another.

Abhinav Lal

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