As Cyanogen closes its C Round of investments, the company has announced that it has received funding from Chinese contract manufacturer Foxconn. The company joins the likes of Twitter, Telefónica, Qualcomm and several others in funding Cyanogen Inc.
Cyanogen announced that their total funding has reached $110 million as of now, which can only mean good news for the future. Cyanogen is currently responsible for default ROMs on the OnePlus One and a couple of other devices that are available in select Asian markets.
By breaking away from its consumer and developer friendly base, Cyanogen decided to monetize its services and started opening funding for its newly formed company. For a developer team which primarily began working on replacement ROMs for Android phones and tablets, the company is slowly transitioning into being standalone OS developers.
They plan to go against Google and make users less reliant on its services. That being said, people are still heavily reliant on Google’s services, so it won’t be that easy for Cyanogen to drive people away from Google.
Via: Android Central