CyanogenMod, the open source mobile OS which runs on OnePlus handsets is to stop its nightly releases no later than the 31st December 2016.
The open source OS was an alternative to Google’s official Android and came with frequent updates.
The company behind it, Cyanogen is to close its doors after a year of layoffs and rumours that the company was closing being premature but not inaccurate.
In an announcement, Cyanogen said briefly
As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no later than 12/31/16. The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally.
There was no explanation why, just that this was how it was going to be.
CyanogenMod code will live on in a forked version called Lineage. The source code of the fork is available on Github but there are no current ROMs yet. This puts the OS in a limbo state until someone picks up the mantle and starts to release updated version. Of course, it could fork multiple ways leaving CyanogenMod users with a choice, which one do they pick?