In this streak of good intentions by manufacturers of mobile and try to please users/consumers don’t stop appear good news, or at least good intentions, even if nothing is as they materialize. Sony Ericsson was the first who made the leap to communicate that it would start to release the bootloader of your new 2011 terminals, so thus the independent developer community may be a free alternative to its graphics layer. It was followed by Samsung, Motorola and, up to the current date, we closed the list of free bootloader with HTC.
Aside from this there has always been the possibility, unofficially, of unlock the bootloader then install your own Custom ROM, ‘ cooked ’ by some group like CyanogenMod. Is this group that this morning we have received the news that its creator, Steve Kondik, has received the offer start to work for Samsung Mobile.
As a result, CyanogenMod, an of the Custom ROM with more depth among the community of users of Android and that it also has a good cycle of updates, it has been called to the ranks of Samsung Mobile to improve or evolve their known layer TouchWiz.
In a recent statement of Steve Kondik Android Police blog He says that this is a good opportunity to work in the real world, taking advantage of everything what he has learned developing CyanogenMod. It also clarifies that CyanogenMod will continue to receive updates and that the project has more members among its ranks.
…it ’ s job and I ’ glad that I can use what I learned from all this to do something cool in the real world I ’ ll still be doing code review and some leadership for CM, but I ’ be keeping it legit like always … I think we really broke away from the modding community. Most of us are professional engineers or in the field some way or another.
Let us hope that CyanogenMod, or whatever arising out from now on, continue holding free and alive our terminals, because it would be a hard stick that gradually abandon such project which is today. Even though insurance will continue to emerging alternatives from other groups who can pick up the baton.
In any case, I feel that this will be good news for the mobile Samsung, but above all to be a demonstration of good intentions to users and to take note the rest of companies.