Cyanogen had made it known they were planning another device and it looks like details have been announced. The specifics for the device have yet to be released, however we do know the handset will be in conjunction with Pete Lau and OnePlus. Looking forward, the new Cyanogen handset will be the OnePlus One.
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!]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've known the details of the OPPO N1 smartphone since September when the device went official. There was some key details that we didn't know about the smartphone such as price and availability. One of those details has now been announced by OPPO. One of those key details is exactly when the limited edition smartphone will be available.