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 […]

Cyanogen Inc seems to be rebranding as Andrasta

The developers of the popular Android-based, open-source CyanogenMod operating system recently left the project and started something new called LineageOS. The move comes after a separation with Cyanogen Inc, a company that was originally started as a way to commercialize the work of the CyanogenMod team. After a bitter falling out, the community-based CyanogenMod wanted […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BLU smartphone with Cyanogen OS (and no Google apps) coming this year

The makers of Cyanogen OS haven’t been shy about their plans for the operating system: CEO Kirt McMaster wants the Android-based operating system to become a full-fledged rival to Google Android itself. A handful of smartphones including the OnePlus One, Micromax Yu, and upcoming Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ ship with Cyanogen OS. But that basically mean […]