Chinese phone maker, and relative newcomer to the phone scene, FAEA have announced that they will release source code for their Mediatek phones and plans on building a CyanogenMod dev team!
Rumours and reports that FAEA were working on CyanogenMod have been floating about the ether for sometime, but in recent months things appeared to have slowed. In a press release, the company say the issues were due to the complexity with porting CM to a Mediatek phone, and also their lead developer, Jef Oliver (Head of Developer Relations & Legacy, CyanogenMod) was working on other projects.
To speed things along and relieve some pressure form Jef, FAEA have announced that they will open source the kernel and want to build a developer community for their phones! This is not only big news for FAEA owners but for anyone with a Mediatek equipped phone!
Those of you who want to get involved with the development for CyanogenMod for Mediatek phones can learn more over on the FAEA open source page here.