In 2013, the founder, Steve Kondik, obtained venture funding under the name Cyanogen Inc. In the following year, modified firmware for the Dream was developed and distributed by Android enthusiasts. However, as the source code for Honeycomb wasn’t provided by Google until it appeared in the source tree history of its successor, Android 4. Steve Kondik and his team have announced that they had begun work on the new release after Google released the source code of Android 4. By the last days of November 2011, some alpha versions had been distributed, in particular for the Samsung mobile phones Nexus S and Galaxy S.