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Nintendo wanted the Switch to run Android

Nintendo originally wanted its new Switch games console to run Android, Cyanogen's chairman has claimed. The company abandoned its plans when Cyanogen refused to help it build a special Android distribution focused around gaming.

Cyanogen gives up on stealing Android from Google, ends OS work

Cyanogen has announced it is ceasing development of its Android-based operating system. It had previously hoped to create an Android distribution widespread enough to rival Google's stock image. In practice, the plan was never achieved though.

Cyanogen might be about to abandon its Android rival, fires staff

Alternative Android distribution Cyanogen is reportedly undergoing major lay-offs as its operating system has failed to find favour with phone manufacturers. It is said to be planning a "pivot" into apps, abandoning its Android alternative.

Cyanogen wants to eradicate apps, replace them with system 'mods'

Cyanogen, makers of the CyanogenMod Android version, have announced an ambition plan to move smartphones away from apps and towards contextually aware experiences built into phones.

Microsoft's Cortana now officially launched on iPhone and Android

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has received its first public release to smartphones running iOS, Android and Cyanogen OS. Cortana was built for Windows but is now platform-agnostic so most features work as intended.

OnePlus One general release scheduled for June

The much anticipated 'One' smartphone by OnePlus is already making its way to 100 lucky early adopters. For those not brave enough to smash their phones, the general release is coming up as well.

OnePlus 'perfect' smartphone pricing announced

The team creating the OnePlus "perfect" smartphone has ended the speculation on how much the device will cost by releasing base prices for the unit in key territories at launch.
 

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