Focal is now removed from the CyanogenMod code base

Right after that CyanogenMod announced that they have become a company, the Focal camera app suddenly is no longer a part of the popular custom rom. It has been removed from the CyanogenMod[1] code base, and that has been confirmed by Cyanogen Inc. CTO Steve Kondik.

Apparently is the creator of the Focal app, Guillaume Lesniak worried about that the ROM would be commercial in the future.

Personally I don’t care that the Focal app is removed, because it has never worked on my phone. It’s very buggy.

I really hope that the developer can fix those bugs and release it in the play store instead.

I am a bit worried about CyanogenMod though, I don’t want it to go commercial… I want it to still be free..

Update: The Focal camera app is now available in Google Play Store.


  1. CyanogenMod (pronounced sigh-AN-oh-jen-mod), is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for several Android devices. It’s based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android. See more posts tagged CyanogenMod.  ↩