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Wouldn't bother with this the Cyanogen OS officially dies 31 December

furbars

Wouldn't bother with this the Cyanogen OS officially dies 31 December



​but they are developing their own os

patcho

​but they are developing their own os


LOL you think that is a good thing? The Google ecosystem is designed to make it as difficult as possible to succeed without Google. Why do you think Cyanogen failed?

It will be based on Google, it will simply be an off shoot of aosp same as oneplus has. Cyanogen failed because it doesn't have a good way of making money. They make no hardware and where reliant on deals with small Chinese manufacturers.

capt_carl

It will be based on Google, it will simply be an off shoot of aosp same … It will be based on Google, it will simply be an off shoot of aosp same as oneplus has. Cyanogen failed because it doesn't have a good way of making money. They make no hardware and where reliant on deals with small Chinese manufacturers.


But this is not their core business and certainly not their core expertise. This has bad idea written all over it.
Edited by: "Enet" 27th Dec 2016

They announced today that all handsets would be getting Nought.

Enet

LOL you think that is a good thing? The Google ecosystem is designed to … LOL you think that is a good thing? The Google ecosystem is designed to make it as difficult as possible to succeed without Google. Why do you think Cyanogen failed?



​cyanogen is simply a version of a android like every phone comes with their own version. Wileyfox could simply use the original unedited version why do they 'need' Cyanogen......

it's all google

djames108

​cyanogen is simply a version of a android like every phone comes with t … ​cyanogen is simply a version of a android like every phone comes with their own version. Wileyfox could simply use the original unedited version why do they 'need' Cyanogen......it's all google


They don't need Cynanogen but they do need a new distro. If they go the straight Google route then they have to pay Google and I assume that the costs are higher than with Cyanagen which also promised more flexibility for them and the user. Android may be free but the core Google services are not!

davey_cole

They announced today that all handsets would be getting Nought.


It could screw up their whole pricing/charging strategy. They would have to pay Google for access to Google services. They can of course try another AOSP rom but there would be zero support and limited access to Google core services.

Enet

They don't need Cynanogen but they do need a new distro. If they go the … They don't need Cynanogen but they do need a new distro. If they go the straight Google route then they have to pay Google and I assume that the costs are higher than with Cyanagen which also promised more flexibility for them and the user. Android may be free but the core Google services are not!



There could always adopt Cyanogen's successor LineageOS.

GodGoesWireless

There could always adopt Cyanogen's successor LineageOS.


True but again with only limited support. The whole point of Cyanogen besides price, was that it was a full service including support. LineageOS will not have any where near the resources of the full organisation. Of course, no one can say that Wileyfox and others wont find other cost effective routes to market. It will just be very difficult to find that kind of "full" package without going the traditional and therefore more expensive Google route.



Edited by: "Enet" 27th Dec 2016

Re the Cyanogenmod issue, any phone you buy, even ones from Samsung or Sony, don't guarantee the OS will be kept up to date or supported. The same can be said of phones from China. I'm using a first gen Moto G to write this, and support for that ended a long time ago and it still works.

smallclone

Re the Cyanogenmod issue, any phone you buy, even ones from Samsung or … Re the Cyanogenmod issue, any phone you buy, even ones from Samsung or Sony, don't guarantee the OS will be kept up to date or supported. The same can be said of phones from China. I'm using a first gen Moto G to write this, and support for that ended a long time ago and it still works.


I wasn't talking about user support. I was talking about support to Wileyfox!

smallclone

Re the Cyanogenmod issue, any phone you buy, even ones from Samsung or … Re the Cyanogenmod issue, any phone you buy, even ones from Samsung or Sony, don't guarantee the OS will be kept up to date or supported. The same can be said of phones from China. I'm using a first gen Moto G to write this, and support for that ended a long time ago and it still works.



​You can say the same for a lot of phones including my Nexus 5 !

furbars

​You can say the same for a lot of phones including my Nexus 5 !


Again not relevant to the current discussion. Sorry.

Enet

Again not relevant to the current discussion. Sorry.



​move along then.

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