Cyanogen has been making the move from an Android mod to an independent strong business. The CEO of Cyanogen Inc, Kirt McMaster has said that with his three new hires, the company is ready to go up against the best such as Google and Amazon.
This week, Cyanogen Inc has been busy getting the best of the industry in the form of veterans. The company has hired Dave Herman who is the former Amazon, Microsoft and Hulu exec who will reportedly become the vice president of product. Tyler Carper who is the former engineering director from HTC will be joining Herman as the person running Cyanogen Inc’s engineering department. The last hire was Vik Natarajan, former MediaTek and Broadcom exec will take over as vice president of global partnerships and distribution.
Cyanogen Inc software has been implemented in two new smartphones in the past year. The company also offered a Google Play app so that users could install the software into their own smartphones. However, this app was short lived and didn’t make much of an impact. At present, the company is looking to make deals with more of the phone makers in the industry and making itself the ‘Switzerland’ to the versions of Android pushed by Google and Amazon among others without pushing any specific services on their users. The company looks to be a neutral alternative in the midst of all this marketing chaos.
Although the competition is at an all time high right now in the market, Cyanogen Inc seems to be offering a two in one package by already making a name for itself in the Android world. It gives to users something practical and special at the same time, making it a company one should keep an eye on and watch out for. Don’t be surprised if the company comes out with their own version of the smartphone in the near future.