Cyanogen Inc nabs Amazon, Qualcomm execs


What started as a community project in CyanogenMod didn’t take too long to evolve into what is know Cyanogen Inc. The commercial flavour of the CyanogenMod OS, i.e., Cyanogen OS, is a sought-after integration with more and more OEMs willing to incorporate the OS into their phones.

Cyanogen Inc. has just been reported to have expanded their personnel with two key hires in Stephen Lawler and Karthick Iyer. Before joining Cyanogen Inc as SVP of Engineering, Stephen Lawler worked with Amazong as VP of Direct Traffic, and had prior to that been CTO of Bing Maps. Karthick Iyer comes from Qualcomm, where he worked with the company to create Snapdragon-optimized solutions for Android. Iyer will be assuming the position of VP of Global Systems at Cyanogen Inc.

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Cyanogen OS shot to commercial fame after the OnePlus One shipped with the OS as standard (for international buyers). Since then, a lot of other companies have shown interest in having their phones run Cyanogen OS, including Micromax (for the Yu Yureka).

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  1. iANDROID8.1
    July 9, 2015

    I have been always a humble fan of Cyanogen but I think they should really think their next moves to be “Slowly but Surely”

  2. saor
    July 9, 2015

    When you read the last paragraph and your not read up on custom ROMs and the like. Cyanogen look like no bodies in the grand scheme of things.All those rom developers and custom rom users who all now hate cyanogen cause they think their out to to get android and are trying to make money out of it. Get a life for fuck sake your all petty and childish. It’s just another rom/OS!

  3. Adam Irvine
    July 10, 2015

    I sort of feel like folllowing Cyanogen to whatever manufcaturer that decide to deal with next and make a high end phone!

    The OnePlus Two isn’t really appealing to me due to not having CyanogenOS…

    I’m leaning more toward chasing the software these days and not so much the hardware, though for me the hardware does still have to be pretty damn good on my next phone to justify the jump from my OnePlus One and as far as these new ‘groundbreaking’ features go, a fingerprint scanner alone isn’t enough to justify that jump right now…