ChaOS ROM founder Clark Scheff also joining Cyanogen Inc.

by: Andrew GrushJanuary 24, 2014


Earlier today we reported on how AOKP’s founder Roman Birg had been snatched up by Cyanogen Inc., and now it looks like yet another custom ROM founder is joining Cyanogen. Taking to G+ account this evening, Chameleon OS ROM founder Clark Scheff has now announced that he has accepted as job as a software engineer for CyanogenMOD.

ChaOS might not be as well-known of a custom ROM as AOKP and CyanogenMod, but it’s still a pretty cool ROM that is best recognized for its theme engine and a few other unique features.

Like Birg, Scheff plans to continue working on ChaOS during his spare time, as long as “there is no conflict of interest” with CyanogenMOD and its efforts. He also points out that ChaOS is an open-source project, and therefore others are more than welcome to contribute to the ChaOS effort.

As for Cyanogen, it’s clear that they are working hard to bring some of the best Android developers over to its growing company, and we imagine this is only the beginning. Fans of CyanogenMOD have a lot to be excited about, that much is certain. What do you think of Cyanogen Inc’s current direction and their hiring of at least two known ROM founders? Excited for what the future holds?

  • MadCowOnAStick

    and thus, Cyanogen takes over the ROM world

    • MasterMuffin

      It will become the Ubuntu of mobile world

    • Jayfeather787

      I sure hope not. Omni and Paranoid Android are my favorites, CM has become too mainstream.

      • Arturo Raygoza

        actually by definition you just re enforced mastermufins point. Ubuntu is mainstream in the world of alternative OS’s in the PC market and some prefer mint or red hat over it. but it still is the main alternative

        • Jayfeather787

          I guess so, but Ubuntu has a lot of people backing it and supporting it, so that may make it better than mint or red hat. I think that the user interface of mint looks a lot better than ubuntu, but ubuntu has a lot more people using it. Cyangenmod compared to Paranoid Android/Omni/Dirty Unicorns/AOKP has a lot less features, and that is why I tend to stay away from that ROM. What it makes up for stability and speed, it lacks in features.

          • Arturo Raygoza

            I won’t argue features, just saying cyanogen is to phones as Ubuntu is to PCs.

  • Xavier_NYC

    CM is taking over.

    • Mike Reid

      Yeah, CM is still the “King Kong” ROM, and always was.

      But sooner or later we’ll learn how they’re expecting to make money, in multiple ways I’m sure. And I’m also sure that some of those ways will alienate some percentage of the users of this free ROM. Can’t make money giving away a ROM, much.

  • Android Guru

    I never liked CyanogenMOD…but after i installed CM11 nightly on my S3, i’m fan of this ROM, but i really dislike the camera bug where sometimes the device cannot access the camera :/

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      Well.. It is a nightly

      • Android Guru

        nah, even older versions of CM have this problem :/

        • Cheeze Keyk

          revert back to stock rom if your not comfortable with CM..

          • Android Guru

            But there should be a way to fix it….because most of the other ROMs don’t have this problem :o

  • jerbear294

    Now we just need OmniROM people to join Cyanogen! I want my Multi Window! (The only custom ROM my device has is a modded version of CyanogenMod 11.

  • Jayfeather787

    CM is recruiting a lot of ROM people. Hopefully they make one awesome super ROM.

  • AA :P

    they sure need talent, but do they need the head of every ROM maker, thus rendering them all incapable of creating/ challenging a CM like contender ?