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Cyanogen is now a self-driving vehicle company called Cyngn

Sometimes an ambitious young company will make a splash… and then sink. But the folks at the company formerly known as Cyanogen Inc are trying to pivot instead. Originally founded by a group of developers of the open source, community-based CyanogenMod custom version of Android, the company tried to build a commercial version of that […]

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CyanogenMod is dead… but Lineage will pick up where CM leaves off

Hot on the heels of news that Cyanogen OS is effectively dying at the end of the year, the developers of the open source CyanogenMod operating system have announced the end of that project as well… kind of. The team plans to fork the existing CyanogenMod code, eliminate reliance of Cyanogen services, make some other […]

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RIP Cyanogen OS: Company to shut down services, end nightly builds by Dec 31st

Don’t like the version of Android that comes on your phone or tablet? In many cases you can replace it with a custom ROM, which is typically a modified version of Android built by volunteers. For years, the developers of CyanogenMod have offered a popular, open-source, community-developed version of Android for dozens of phones, tablets, and […]

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Reports suggest Cyanogen OS as we know it may be done

CyanogenMod is an open source operating system built on top of Google Android that’s developed by a community of independent developers. It’s one of the oldest, and most popular custom ROMs that users can install on a wide range of phones and tablets as a replacement for the software that came with their devices, and […]

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Cyanogen OS goes modular: Offers phone makers option to license specific features

When Cyanogen Inc launched a few years ago, the company’s goal was to leverage the success of the popular CyanogenMod line of custom ROMs for Android smartphones and tablets to create a commercial operating system that could be licensed to phone makers. Part of the selling point for users was that Cyanogen OS would basically […]

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Report: Cyanogen Inc could shift from operating system to apps

It’s been nearly three years since a group of CyanogenMod developers announced they were forming a company to take what they’d learned about developing custom ROMs for Android and create a commercial Android-based operating system that phone makers could license. Now it looks like Cyanogen Inc may be making some major changes. Android Police reports […]

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Cyanogen OS 13.1 brings Microsoft, Twitter, and other Mods to Android

Plenty of smartphones ship with customized versions of Google Android with modified home screens, cameras, and other features. And a lot of phone makers and wireless carriers like to pre-load some apps on phones. But the developers of Cyanogen OS are taking things a bit further with the idea of Mods, which are tightly woven […]

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Cyanogen introduces MOD, gives third-party apps tighter integration into Android-based OS

Cyanogen Inc is a for-profit company that produces a custom version of Android that’s distributed on a handful of smartphones. But the developers at Cyanogen started out working on a community-supported, open source Android ROM called CyanogenMod… which still exists. So it’s a little odd that the latest product from Cyanogen is called MOD… because that’s […]

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Wileyfox launches line of mid-range phones with Cyanogen OS

A new UK-based company called Wileyfox is getting into the smartphone game with two new phones designed to offer decent specs at a reasonable price. The Wileyfox Swift is a $200 phone with a 5 inch, 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and a £129 ($204) price tag, while the Wileyfox Storm is a £199 ($314) […]

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Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ with CyanogenOS canceled before launch

A few months after announcing plans to release a 6 inch smartphone with CyanogenOS software, Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen have revealed that they won’t be launching the OneTouch Hero 2+ smartphone after all. The original idea had been to offer an affordable phone with high-quality hardware and software. The smartphone was set to sell for […]

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Cyanogen Platform SDK lets developers build on CyanogenMod features

The open source CyanogenMod operating system is a customized version of Google Android which you can install on dozens of phones and tablets. CyanogenMod gives users more control over the behavior of their device… but now the developers of CyanogenMod also want to make it easier for app developers to integrate their software with core features of […]

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Lilbits (5-01-2015): Building (another) open handheld game console

The developers of the DragonBox Pyra are designing a handheld game console with a 5 inch, 720p screen, an ARM Cortex-A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a compact design, while still featuring game controller buttons and a QWERTY keyboard. The system is designed to be as open as possible, supporting GNU/Linux software. The project was unveiled over […]