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March 25, 2013

CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik leaves Samsung


Steve Kondik the founder and lead developer of CyanogenMod has left his position as a software engineer at Samsung Mobile. Kondik joined Samsung in August 2011, stating that he would be working “on making Android more awesome” while continuing his work with CyanogenMod. 19 months down the line he has left company and notified his followers on Google+ that he “just decided to do something new.” His statement on Google Plus is pretty long and he gives his opinion on Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and TouchWiz.

Kondik had spent some time with Samsung’s new flagship device before leaving the company and heaps praise on it’s specifications saying that it “blows the competition out of the water.” His comments on TouchWiz however are at the other end of scale and he thinks TouchWiz now “feels like it has been sent a few years back in time to the Froyo days.”

It seems that he left Samsung on good terms judging by his comments on his google plus post as he states that the company “was great,” and that he may already have another role lined up. One thing for sure is a man with the skills and expertise of Kondik will not be out of work for long.

Via – Android Police

Source – Steve Kondik (Google +)

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