While news was grim for Android modders around the world on Friday, things are starting to look up. Google and Cyanogen have reached an agreement, and a fast one at that. It seemed odd that Google would ask someone to stop altering their open source OS, but they had their problems. Essentially, Google didn’t want someone messing with their apps (Gmail, Google Maps, GTalk, Market, and YouTube) because they are “Google Experience” applications and not part of the open source foundation (basically, they are Google’s property, and they aren’t sharing). Don’t worry though, Cyanogen has a plan:
Since I don’t work with any of these closed source applications directly, what I intend to do is simply ship the next version of CyanogenMod as a “bare bones” ROM. You’ll be able to make calls, MMS, take photos, etc. In order to get our beloved Google sync and applications back, you’ll need to make a backup first. I’m working on an application that will do this for you.
How does this make all of our Android users feel? Leave your thoughts in the comments!