Google Lashes Out at Android Dev
Oct 09, 2009, 20:35 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)
"Google sent shock waves through the Android community late last
week by launching a cease-and-desist order at well-regarded modder
Cyanogen for bundling some of its closed-source applications with
his CyanogenMod ROM.
"CyanogenMod is a free, heavily optimized build of Android 1.5r2
that focuses on performance and reliability. Its developer -- Steve
Kondik, also known as "Cyanogen" -- claims some 30,000 users for
the firmware product, which bundles closed-source Google apps such
as Gmail, Market, Talk and YouTube More about YouTube.
""Google just cease and desisted me," wrote Kondik in a short
chat transcript uncovered by Android and Me last Thursday.
"Cyanogenmod is probably going to be dead. I'm opening a dialogue