Cyanogen has announced the end of Cyanogen OS, its Android-based operating system that has hit the market as a highly appreciated alternative for users looking for extra features and upgrades for smartphones stuck to earlier versions of Android.
In fact, since July this end was guessed, even though the company denied it at the time. However, the wave of redundancies at the time affected a large portion of the workforce behind the operating system.
Cyanogen’s focus definitely shifts to a new approach to operating systems that seeks to create a modular operating system. Through dynamic modules, key features of the Cyanogen OS can be integrated into the Android base, meeting the needs of each manufacturer, and creating more differentiable Android interfaces.
For Cyanogen, the fragmentation of the Android system led companies to divest themselves of the software and services that Cyanogen OS offered. The company now understands that if the entire operating system was not price-attractive, its separate MODs may be.
And these MODs (mod[dot]life) are – as the name implies – Apps modifications comprising a single functionality and add alternatives to the basic operating system, regardless of ROM chosen by the manufacturer.