CyanogenMod

Nexus 4 expiration delayed with CyanogenMod 14.1 Nougat

Nexus 4 expiration delayed with CyanogenMod 14.1 Nougat

Market analysts would say that the average turnover rate for most smartphones is two years, which is exactly how long most contracts last anyway. That is true even for Google’s Nexus devices. In that sense, the Nexus 4, launched way back in 2012, is way past its due date. But for those still with a perfectly serviceable unit, news of its death has been largely exaggerated. Especially now that there’s a CyanogenMod 14.1 nightly image for it, bringing the nutty goodness of Nougat to the phone.

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Steve Kondik: CyanogenMod, Cyanogen Inc. not going anywhere

Steve Kondik: CyanogenMod, Cyanogen Inc. not going anywhere

It's official. Despite reportedly laying off as much as 20% of its staff, Cyanogen Inc. will continue to operate as normal, with nary a change in its goals or products. It's also good news for the Android ROM community at large, even those who don't subscribe to the startup, as it means that CyanogenMod will also continue to exist, despite rumors that Cyanogen is shifting to an "apps only" business. These was the reassuring statement made by Steve Kondik, better known as the progenitor of CyanogenMod and now co-founder and CTO of Cyanogen Inc.

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Cyanogen Inc shifts focus to apps as OS staff reportedly laid off

Cyanogen Inc shifts focus to apps as OS staff reportedly laid off

Hard times seem to have fallen on Cyanogen Inc. — that is, the for profit company behind Cyanogen OS, not the free, open source CyanogenMod. While the customized version of Android remains popular among users who like to mod their devices, the company continues to have trouble convincing manufacturers to adopt the official OS. Now it seems Cyanogen Inc. is making a big shift to focus on apps, while at the same time laying off up to 20% of its workforce.

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Cyanogen OS 13.1 brings promised MODs to OnePlus One

Cyanogen OS 13.1 brings promised MODs to OnePlus One

Cyanogen, Inc. and its Cyanogen OS were born from some CyanogenMod core developers striking it out on their own and going commercial. Now things have come full circle with the team releasing Cyanogen OS 13.1, which finally brings the Cyanogen MODs. Get it? Confusing as the name might be, MOD is practically a fancy, perhaps overused, name to call Cyanogen OS's developer platform for creating new Android experience, in other words, "modification", that reuse and integrate existing services and apps, without having to root the device or drastically change either Android or the app.

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Cyanogenmod 13.0 Release 1 is no longer nocturnal

Cyanogenmod 13.0 Release 1 is no longer nocturnal

The folks behind CyanogenMod 13 started with their nightly builds back in November of 2015 marking what was effectively the start of the beta period for the software where everything isn't perfect, but it was ready for folks to try. If you like CyanogenMod, but prefer to wait unto the first official non-nightly release is available before you try it out, CyanogenMod 13 has stepped into the daylight with its first non-nightly release.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 3x ways

Samsung Galaxy S4 update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 3x ways

While Samsung will almost certainly not be updating your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 6.0 or 6.0.1 Marshmallow, 3rd party developers are all about it. Today we're exploring a couple of the several ways in which users are still able to continue updating their device, regardless of manufacturer Android update support. The first of these is likely the most popular - CyanogenMod 13. The second is also a sort of advanced ROM flashing situation. The third way to update your Galaxy S4 is sort of a cheat - not the real deal, really.

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CyanogenMod 13 details: time for Android Marshmallow

CyanogenMod 13 details: time for Android Marshmallow

The people behind CyanogenMod, the customized operating system that uses Android as its source, have revealed that they're now allowing users with certain devices to begin downloading "nightly" version of CyanogenMod 13, which is based on Android 6 Marshmallow. The significance of this is in the fact that only a few of latest Android devices are eligible to download Google's version of Marshmallow at this point, but with the CyanogenMod version, several older phones can get it now.

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Cyanogen CEO: Cortana will deeply integrate with Cyanogen OS

Cyanogen CEO: Cortana will deeply integrate with Cyanogen OS

Cyanogen CEO Kirk McMaster is known for not mincing words when it comes to trying to overthrow Google's iron hand over its own product. But now it seems that the startup's strategy for rivaling, if not ending, Google's monopoly over Android is to actually get in bed with a rival. Months after it announced a partnership with Microsoft, one that saw Microsoft's apps pre-installed in its Cyanogen OS, McMaster now claims that it is working with Redmond to integrate Cortana at the OS level instead of just an app on top.

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CyanogenMod update smashes Stagefright

CyanogenMod update smashes Stagefright

This week the folks behind CyanogenMod have released their version 12.1 with an added bonus of a Stagefright fix. This update is something you're going to WANT to get as fast as possible to protect yourself from the potential evils of Stagefright and - if you're not already on Android 5.1 - an update to the perks of that bit of software. This update will not be available for all CyanogenMod-covered devices immediately, but there ARE a whole lot of devices ready to roll from the get-go.

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Britain’s Wileyfox debuts with 2 Cyanogen OS-powered phones

Britain’s Wileyfox debuts with 2 Cyanogen OS-powered phones

Say hello to Wileyfox, a brand new smartphone maker from the UK to enter the Android market with two new devices running Cyanogen OS. From the looks of their new phones, the 5.5-inch Storm and the 5-inch Swift, it seems like Wileyfox will be targeting customers interested reasonably priced devices with mid-level specs, a bit like OnePlus. The company says the Storm and Swift will be available in September and October in the UK and across Europe, but only via their website.

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Nextbit: Android 1.0 crew to “reboot” mobile with new smartphone

Nextbit: Android 1.0 crew to “reboot” mobile with new smartphone

The software group known as Nextbit is turning into a smartphone company. With this change, they suggest that in today's mobile industry, "it's time for a reboot." They're planning on making a splash with executives from the original Android 1.0 team as well as a designer from HTC's "heyday." That's now-VP of Product Scott Croyle, a fellow who today suggests he's "really excited to work on a phone that 'feels" different from anything else out there. Whether or not that means it'll be made of odd materials, we'll just have to see.

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CyanogenMod reveals Gello, an open-source browser for Android

CyanogenMod reveals Gello, an open-source browser for Android

CyanogenMod, the developers of the popular Android ROM of the same name, have just revealed they are working on an open-source browser called Gello, packed with options for customization. The browser is based on Google's Chromium, and is currently in development for Android. CyanogenMod has released a handful of images to tease us with, along with a 5-minute demonstration video.

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