- Oct 6, 2011
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It looks like Cyanogen is one step closer to "putting a bullet in Google's head" with a few new key hires of Top Amazon and Qualcomm engineers. Former Amazon engineering leader Stephen Lawler will be the new Vice President of Engineering for Cyanogen while Qualcomm's former leading engineer Karthick Lyer will be the new Vice President of Global Systems. Cyanogen is obviously looking to expand their product and platform.
Our focus continues to be evolving the Android platform and driving innovation in mobile computing. Signals, services and systems are at the heart of building an evolved computing platform. Both Lawler and Iyer respectively are world class leaders in these areas, each having scaled some of the most successful computing and services platforms. Lawler brings a wealth of technical leadership in mobile, mapping, location, search, and cloud services. Iyer has deep expertise in end-to-end Android development. Both understand how to optimally scale engineering organizations.” -Kirt McMaster, Co-founder and CEO of Cyanogen Inc.
This move signals some pretty ambitious things to come for the company. Do you think this is the first step for Cyanogen's Google takedown?