Despite reportedly laying off as much as 20% of its staff, Cyanogen Inc. will continue to operate as normal, with nary a change in its goals or products.
It's also good news for the Android ROM community at large, even those who don't subscribe to the startup, as it means that CyanogenMod will also continue to exist, despite rumors that Cyanogen is shifting to an "apps only" business.
These was the reassuring statement made by Steve Kondik, better known as the progenitor of CyanogenMod and now co-founder and CTO of Cyanogen Inc.
The Android community was abuzz when reports of Cyanogen downsizing its workforce started to flow.
There was speculation that the startup would be changing gears to focus simply on Android apps.
In effect, this would mean that it would be abandoning its patronage of and contributions to the CyanogenMod, leaving it entirely in the hands of the community, made up primarily of unpaid volunteers.