CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik recently decided to leave Samsung after just a few years at the South Korean company. The modding community was generally happy when Kondik left to work for the firm since it seemed like his input would add a lot of value to the phone maker’s software. Kondik didn’t say exactly why he decided to leave the company.
“Samsung was great,” he told AndroidPolice. “Just decided to do something new.”
Kondik also added that he’s a huge fan of Samsung’s Galaxy S III and that he’s “quite pleased with the S4.” As a man with software expertise, we were compelled to hear his thoughts on Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
“TouchWiz has become a bit more consistent with the latest upgrade,” he noted on his Google+ page. “There are no more jarring mismatches in different parts of the OS, and it’s been lightened up a bit and has a clean “flat” feel. Unfortunately, it feels like it has been sent a few years back in time to the Froyo days. Say goodbye to all of the nice touch-friendly ViewPagers and say hello again to a fully tabbed UI. You’ll also enjoy the seemingly endless onslaught of popup windows and modal “Loading…” dialogs.”
We’re excited to hear where Kondik’s next gig lands him.