Cyanogen is looking to continue developing a substitute for Android, and it has taken the step of hiring not one, but another two senior engineers to help them out in this particular effort. One of the engineers would hail from Amazon, while the other is from Qualcomm. The first would be the former Amazon VP Stephen Lawler, who has also racked up 15 years at Microsoft, and will now wear the SVP of engineering hat, meaning he is the head honcho of global engineering for Cyanogen.
Part of the Cyanogen team will also be Karthick Iyer, who will be in the position of VP of global systems. Iyer has moved over to Cyanogen after investing and contributing 18 years of his working life at chipmaker Qualcomm.
According to Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster, now that Iyer is on board, additional device manufacturers will be more open to check out Cyanogen’s upcoming Android alternative. Lawler will also assist Cyanogen to develop a set of mobile services internally, as well as with partners. McMaster shared, “When we are able to attract people like that to the team, it’s invigorating. Other people tend to follow. It’s good for the company. It shows people we can deliver on the promise.” This is but a basic of human relationships and interaction.