Samsung’s had a rocky relationship with Android developers. Sometimes it seems like the company is a strong proponent of the custom ROM community, while other times its actions (or lack thereof) make life a headache for developers trying to maintain software for its products. Last fall, the company had to practically be dragged kicking and screaming in order to consider releasing needed Exynos documentation, and it doesn’t look like the community has forgotten just how difficult Samsung can be. Now, with the Galaxy S 4 about to land, rumors have started flying about that there won’t be a future CyanogenMod release for the GS4. Should you be worried?
One member of team Hacksung, a group focusing its efforts on CM builds for Samsung products, insists that his collaborators are wholly uninterested in the GS4, believing it would be an aggravation to code for, and would probably have the same sort of bugs they still see with the GS3.
That got people concerned, so CyanogenMod made a public statement on the project’s Google+ page, clarifying that these individuals do not speak for CM as a whole. Even if they’re not interested in the GS4, there’s nothing stopping anyone else from taking a swing at it. Perhaps more to the point, the GS4 isn’t even out yet, so any speculation at the moment is simply premature.