Samsung Sent Galaxy S II’s to Cyanogenmod Dev

June 6, 2011
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Well this is both shocking and awesome. It appears Samsung has sent at a complimentary Galaxy S II to at least one of the developers over on the Cyanogenmod team. Atinm, one of the developers working on porting CM7 to the original Galaxy S tweeted today this welcome news. This is a bold move on Samsung's part and just earned them a ton of brownie points in my book.

Cyanogenmod started on the original Android phone, HTC's G1. Since then it has expanded to many other devices, but the list of supported devices remains fairly HTC heavy. While Cyanogenmod's future on HTC phones may have been a bit shaky until the recent decision to stop locking bootloaders, it appears Samsung is also aware of how influential the power users that love CM are. It may be a bit until we see CM7 running on a GSII, since the original Galaxy S is still a work in progress, but just the fact that it's coming is exciting

I have to applaud Samsung's stance towards Android hacking and development lately, especially as other OEMs danced with locked bootloaders and heavily skinned UI's. Samsung appears to be paying much more attention to not crossing the developers and power users, who tend to be some of the most enthusiastic about Android. In my opinion this is going to pay off as customers, such as myself, who want that freedom Samsung is giving us, are often the ones less tech-savy friends and family go to for purchasing advice. Other hardware manufacturers take note! Let's hope Samsung keeps this sort of attention to developers up.

[via Twitter]


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  • http://twitter.com/rahlquist rahlquist

    Gee that was nice, and what about all of us who bought Captivate and expected a working GPS….. @samsungmobile:disqus   fail!

    • sjobs

      go buy an iphone and STFU

  • https://twitter.com/YouCallMeMR Conty

    This is good good and good too

  • http://claimid.com/155/ 155

    I’m impressed.  Nice move Sammie.

  • Ucfdonkeypunchr

    I do not want to see anything else about the SII besides the ****ing release date!  Please!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FUMRUOES7MHR3Q7L37ZMPSXLAY passinthru

    Your move, HTC.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

    HUGE kudos to you samsung. This WILL pay off for you.

  • http://twitter.com/lonndoggie Lonnie Brownell

    Man, I wish they’d send him a Droid Charge!  I’m pining for CM7 on it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/yourwrist Robert Norris Hills

    If this leads to SII getting Cmod’ed quickly it could lead to a few hundred thousand extra sales for samsung. 

    Good.
    Job. 
    Boys. 

  • Anonymous

    Now THIS is awesome. 

  • Anonymous

    Now THIS is awesome. 

  • Anonymous

    wow SAMSUNG ROCKS

  • Anonymous

    THIS IS GREAT NEWS…Def getting the GS 2….

  • Anonymous

    THIS IS GREAT NEWS…Def getting the GS 2….

  • http://twitter.com/rahlquist rahlquist

    Yeah but from what that developer seemed to hint at, they gave him the device but are unable to give him the source code for everything. So all it means is a bit of a head start. And no ofeense I run CM7 on my nook and it rocks there, but on my Captivate because they dont have source for everything its a bit of a pig. 

  • Anonymous

    Great share as always and hopefully users will find it to their liking!! Don’t forget to
    come by project Advanced Technology and Design Korea’s blog
    (www.advancedtechnologykorea.com) and facebook (www.facebook.com/advancedtechKOR).  Have a good one! 

  • Anonymous

    Great share as always and hopefully users will find it to their liking!! Don’t forget to
    come by project Advanced Technology and Design Korea’s blog
    (www.advancedtechnologykorea.com) and facebook (www.facebook.com/advancedtechKOR).  Have a good one! 

  • Iggy82

    Well done Samsung, this is excellent news.  I was just tipping onto getting an S2 opposed to the HTC Sensation but this has definitely secured my decision to buy the S2 at upgrade time in a few weeks!

  • Anonymous

    Great job samsung. Bought my first samsung 4 years ago and havent looked back since they make great products.

  • Anonymous

     I like your stuff very much. Keep it writing more interesting post. I have SGS2 and Samsung TV. I was playing with friend’s SGS1 and it was really good, but of course he has installed custom ROM with fixes.