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Google Ejects Android ROM-Maker Cyanogen’s Installer App From Play — Citing Developer T&C Violations November 28, 2013

Posted by Edwin Ritter in Trends.
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Caveat emptor. Fore-warned is fore-armed. Whatever cliche you chose, do the research and check the reviews before you install this on your smartphone. Then decide.


Well that didn’t take long. Google has asked Cyanogen Inc. to remove its alternative Android ROM installer app from the Play store.

Cyanogen raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital back in September to turn its geek-beloved aftermarket version of Android into a mainstream flavour of the platform — with the ultimate aim of using an Android variant to compete with standard Android (and iOS) for consumers’ attention.

To kick off its mainstream market targeting effort, Cyanogen released an installer app for its CyanogenMod earlier this month — to make it easier for less tech savvy Android users to flash the ROM on their devices.

But, writing in a blog yesterday, Cyanogen said Google’s Play support team had contacted it to ask it to remove the app, citing violations of Play’s developer terms — warning that if the app wasn’t voluntarily removed it would be forcibly ejected.

So Cyanogen’s attempt to boost the popularity of its…

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