nexusae0_kondik_thumbA couple of years ago, CyanogenMod founder, Steve Kondik, was hired by Samsung to help them with their Android smartphones. However in a recent post on Kondik’s Google+ page, it was revealed that he has left Samsung, and in the process he has decided to share some of his experience. He did not state the reason why he left, but according to his response to the question posed by Android Police, he claims that he left on amicable terms and that there wasn’t any drama like some are probably thinking. He stated that Samsung “was great” and he wanted to do something new.

He also praised the Samsung Galaxy S4, claiming it blows the competition out of the water, although he did not seem to particularly like TouchWiz that much, stating, “Unfortunately, it feels like it has been sent a few years back in time to the Froyo days.” Then again that seems to be the sentiment of many Samsung Galaxy owners in the past, which is why many have opted to flash CyanogenMod onto their phones in order to get rid of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

[Image Credit – Erica Joy]

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