If there’s nothing else to say about last year’s incorporation of Cyanogen Inc. and the company’s plans going forward, it’s that they’re wildly ambitious. In contrast to a platform being helmed by a Microsoft or an Apple, we’re seeing how what began as a side project for a group of enthusiasts can evolve into something greater when they really put their minds to changing the way we think about the software on our phones. With plans this year for the launch of the OnePlus One, the first really from-the-ground-up CyanogenMod phone, we’re quite optimistic for what’s on the horizon. Helping it get there, Cyanogen Inc. has just made a couple new hires, and they might be familiar names to those of you calling yourself custom ROM fans.
The first new hire to be revealed was Roman Birg, whom you may know as the founder of the Android Open Kang Project. This was then followed by word that Clark Scheff of Chameleon OS is similarly finding a new home at Cyanogen Inc.
Rest assured, though: just because these guys are bunking-up with Cyanogen Inc. doesn’t mean that their work towards their own respective custom ROM projects is stopping, and we’ve heard that each intends to continue contributing as much as possible.
But as for Cyanogen Inc., well, this is seriously shaping up to be a veritable who’s who of custom ROM devs, and just has us feeling that much more excited about what the company might be coming out with next.