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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]