Cyanogen wants to develop a “Google-less” version of Android




Cyanogen has ambitions to develop a version of Android that can operate completely independent of Google. Although the Android source code is open source, most manufacturers support Google need to build a complete OS.

Cyanogen logo Kirt McMaster, who works at Cyanogen as CEO, the plan was announced during an event organized by The Information. According to him, Android and iOS nothing more than a disguised way of Google and Apple to impose their services. The CEO claims that there is at the kernel level more openness is needed. McMaster called Google Now as an example: the voice and information service from Google is firmly integrated into the Android operating system, in a way that is not possible for third-party developers.

Therefore wants his company to develop a “Google-less” version of Android that is open on every level. By clicking ‘lower level’ to provide access to the mobile operating system it should be easier for manufacturers to build itself on Android without involving Google support is needed. Cyanogen is to achieve its ambitions in three to five years.

Cyanogen has long been critical of Google. The company makes popular custom Android software, called CyanogenMod, which now also comes as standard on some devices like the OnePlus One. In the early years of Cyanogen there was a legal dispute with Google about the Delivery of Google apps on CyanogenMod ROMs.


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