Over the past years, Android users all over the world kept expressing their appreciation for Cyanogenmod, one of the most popular custom ROMs. And it became so popular that manufacturers like OnePlus, for example, used it on their first smartphone.
Watch out, Google!
But apparently, the guys from Cyanogen want even more, that’s why they’re trying their chances of becoming the world’s third mobile operating system, after Google’s Android and iOS.
After raising over $110 million from investors like Twitter or Qualcomm, Cyanogen is looking forward to actually taking Google from Android.
We know, it’s based on Google’s OS, but what these guys want to do is to build an even better operating system, with an ecosystem independent from the one belonging to the search-engine giant, according to Mashable.
For some of you, this won’t make any sense, as one of the best parts of Android is the integration with Google’s other services, like Gmail, Play, Calendar and many others. Still, Cyanogen knows what they’re doing, as there are a lot of countries where Android phones don’t use any of the Google Apps.
First target: China
One of these countries is China, where most smartphones are running an operating system based on the Android Open Source Project. Yes, you guessed it, there aren’t any Google Apps on the handsets from this country, so it’s a perfect starting point. I mean, look at what Xiaomi, with their MIUI did!
Imagine what a partnership between these two brands can do! Keeping it short, if Cyanogen manages to ‘conquer’ China, big things are expecting them. After all, with a population of 1,200,000,000, it’s definitely one of the biggest markets in the world.
What do you think about this? Would you buy a phone powered by Cyanogen’s OS rather than Android?