CyanogenMod

OPPO N1 with pre-installed CyanogenMod ships Christmas Eve [UPDATE]

OPPO N1 with pre-installed CyanogenMod ships Christmas Eve [UPDATE]

Google this week approved CyanogenMod's operating system for pre-installation on the OPPO N1 smartphone, a CyanogenMod developer announced yesterday. The CM operating system is an open source project that changes Google's Android OS in a wide variety of ways. The OPPO N1 will be the first major handset to ship with a CM pre-installation option. [UPDATE: CM has released a demo video of its OS running on the N1; read on and click play when you get there!]

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Oppo N1 Google CTS certification: what does that mean?

Oppo N1 Google CTS certification: what does that mean?

In the ever-expanding universe of Android devices, there are two distinct groups - those that are certified by Google, and those that are not. The big difference here is shown in the new Oppo brand device Oppo N1, a machine that up until this week was not certified by Google. Just this week they've announced that they have become certified by Google CTS and CDD, meaning they're allowed to use the Google Play store.

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CyanogenMod brand stage 2: more new things more often

CyanogenMod brand stage 2: more new things more often

This week the team at CyanogenMod - a real-deal company now, mind you - have revealed that they've attained a second round of major funding from new funders Andreessen Horowitz and Tencent as well as previously contributing groups Benchmark and Redpoint. This investment round brings up a whopping $23 million to the Android-based brand, this adding to the already invested $7 million from earlier this year - that's a cool $30 million the group is now working with.

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OPPO N1 smartphone with ColorOS, CyanogenMod to launch Dec. 10

OPPO N1 smartphone with ColorOS, CyanogenMod to launch Dec. 10

The highly anticipated OPPO N1 is set to be released Dec. 10, OPPO announced this evening. The phone will come with ColorOS, an operating system based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but it will be easily convertible via an app to CyanogenMod, the Android distro installed by about 10 million users to date. This marks an early case of CyanogenMod being practically ready-baked into a high-profile smartphone manufacturer.

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CyanogenMod Installer pulled from Play as Google complains

CyanogenMod Installer pulled from Play as Google complains

Popular Android tweak tool CyanogenMod Installer has been pulled from the Google Play store, after developers Cyanogen were warned by Google that if they didn't yank it, the search giant would. Released earlier this month, the CyanogenMod Installer Application effectively opens up an Android device to easier installation of the CyanogenMod package itself; as we ourselves found, it could take a regular Android phone to a modded one in just minutes. However, Google now says, it's encouraging users to void their device warranties, and has to go.

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CyanogenMod Installer walkthrough: Nexus to new phone in minutes

CyanogenMod Installer walkthrough: Nexus to new phone in minutes

Today the CyanogenMod software universe expands with the app ecosystem called CyanogenMod Installer. What the team at the alternate-Android software team's intent is with this software is to take the otherwise convoluted process in loading the CyanogenMod software to a smartphone and turn it into an "anyone can do it" experience. In other words - if we have to make a real "how-to" guide, the team at CyanogenMod haven't done their job properly.

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CyanogenMod Installer launching today on Google Play [UPDATE]

CyanogenMod Installer launching today on Google Play [UPDATE]

This afternoon the team at Cyanogen Inc. have made clear their intention to launch the CyanogenMod Installer to Google Play for Android. This app will made the CyanogenMod Project a reality in as simple a manner possible for users of Android who wish to work with a unique user interface for their Android device. Unlike most "launchers", this app installs the CyanogenMod ROM, effectively an operating system replacement for Android devices, top to bottom.

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CyanogenMod integrated screen recording coming soon

CyanogenMod integrated screen recording coming soon

There are number of reasons why Android smartphone users running the CyanogenMod might want to share what they see on the screen of their device with other people. Currently, users can take screenshot pictures to share to show off the typical silly texts, themes, and other content. The developers behind CyanogenMod soon plan to integrate native screen recording as evidenced by some details that surfaced recently.

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