We saw the CyanogenMod team recently teaming up with Oppo to bring a CyanogenMod friendly smartphone to the market with the Oppo N1. But the developer group was rumored to collaborate with another hardware manufacturer to build a CyanogenMod phone from the ground up. And much to our relief, Cyanogen Inc has confirmed that the team is indeed working with another manufacturer for a new smartphone, but hasn’t revealed the manufacturer to us.
This new hardware manufacturer will certainly not be Oppo, as the VP of the company, Pete Lau recently stepped down from the company to possibly work on a CyanogenMod phone with Steve Kondik and team. So could the CyanogenMod phone be a product of Pete Lau’s new company? We’re not sure at this point, but the team has promised us to provide more details in the coming days.
As it stands right now, it doesn’t seem like CyanogenMod will be teaming up with a major corporation like Samsung, LG or HTC as these manufacturers have their own set of rules they adhere to. So it could well be one of the many Chinese manufacturers, with Gionee already being ruled out.
Source: Cyanogen Inc – Google+