“Want to play in Google brain” Cyanogen melts at $80 million, tencent for refs

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the global well-known Cyanogen ROM team completed today announced a new round of up to $80 million in financing. It is worth noting that Tencent once again involved in the project, the company’s financing and Tencent are also actively create their own recent Tencent OS ROM products.

Cyanogen at present a total of $110 million. The latest complete C round of financing by Premji Invest led, other and cast parties respectively including Twitter Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated (nasdaq: PCLN – news), Telefonica Ventures, Smartfren Telecom, Rupert Murdoch, the Index Ventures Access Industries Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures, Tencent Holdings, etc. Tencent has also participated in the Cyanogen B round of funding. The valuation of Cyanogen does not release the financing. Media reported earlier, Cyanogen received from Microsoft to financing, valuation of more than $500 million.

just recently replaced the Logo of Cyanogen, was part of the media as the world’s third-largest mobile operating system. Although based on the Android open source framework, system as a whole has become more light, concise, personality customization is higher.

founder of Cyanogen Kirt McMaster, points out that the goal is to break the monopoly of Android and iOS) position, bring more choice for developers and users. “Our goal is to break through” Google’s heads! McMaster said.

the Cyanogen will introduce in the future business edition system, which removes all about Google services, using Bing, Amazon AppStore and so on a series of third-party applications and services. If so, it will be once the open source community volunteers in the transformation of commercial company after a new turning point, has plagued the profit pattern of the open source project to solve the problem.

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