Steve Kondik, better known as Cyanogen, the father of CyanogenMod, has posted an interesting update to his professional life on his Facebook page. Steve, who has founded the largest family of custom Android ROMs on the planet, has just joined Samsung Mobile to presumably work on Android-related goodies for one of world's largest electronics manufacturers.

It's only fitting to see the two masters of their own domains join forces, so here's to hoping the fruits of their labor are going to be beautiful and exciting for us, Android users. I sincerely hope Samsung isn't going to remove Cyanogen out of CyanogenMod and will allow him to remain active in the project.

Is it possible that Steve is going to turn TouchWiz into delicious unicorn juice? I sure hope so as well. After all, Steve's direct quote was: "I will be working on making Android more awesome."

Update: Steve told the following to Android Guys:'s a job and I'm glad that I can use what I learned from all this to do something cool in the real world :) I'll still be doing code review and some leadership for CM, but I'll be keeping it legit like always...I think we really broke away from the modding community. Most of us are professional engineers or in the field some way or another.

Congratulations, Steve Samsung, you've made the right move this week.


P.S. This better not be a troll, Steve! :-]

Source: Steve Kondik @ Facebook via A&M