CyanogenMod teases new hardware partner, to announce it in coming weeks

November 20, 2013
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In a short and cryptic post on Google+, the CyanogenMod team has announced that it has partnered with a new hardware maker, although it didn’t mention its name. Here’s the short teaser posted on the Cyanogen Inc. and CyanogenMod Google+ accounts:

Lots of rumors circling the net

We’re not quite ready to lift the veils, but we can confirm that we have a new hardware partner!

Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks for info on this next adventure!

A few days ago, Oppo’s former Vice President Pete Lau resigned, and while he didn’t say anything about starting a new Android-related company, Engadget says otherwise. Apparently Lau posted on Sina Weibo that a “perfect Android flagship device” is in the works, presumably in partnership with CyanogenMod. So far, Cyanogen Inc. has only worked with Oppo on devices running CyanogenMod out-of-the-box.

Furthermore, a few days before Lau resigned, Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik also posted on Google+ that together with the former Oppo exec, he and Koushik Dutta “began discussing our vision for a phone that would fuse truly amazing software with the highest quality hardware available.”

From the looks of it, CyanogenMod’s teaser is in part addressing these rumors related to Lau’s departure from Oppo, although the company is not confirming anything just yet. We’ll just have to wait a few more weeks to see what the “next adventure is.”

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