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 […]

Official LineageOS builds now available for select phones (CyanogenMod evolved)

The former developers of the popular CyanogenMod software for smartphones and other devices have been migrating to a new project called LineageOS for the past few weeks. Now they’ve released the first official builds of LineageOS. It’s already available for download for a small set of phone, and eventually there will be official builds for more […]

CyanogenMod successor LineageOS to support 80+ devices with weekly releases

The former developers of CyanogenMod are getting ready to start releasing their new Android-based operating system called LineageOS. There are already a number of unofficial builds, and more than 50,000 devices are running some of those builds. But soon you’ll be able to get official versions of LineageOS for more than 80 different phones and […]

LineageOS development begins, picking up the pieces of CyanogenMod

Shortly after announcing that it was getting out of the smartphone operating system game, Cyanogen Inc pulled the plug on some of the key resources used by the developers of the open-source, community-based CyanogenMod operating system. As promised, those CyanogenMod developers are continuing to work on their popular custom version of Android. But it has […]

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 […]

CyanogenMod 14.1 brings Android 7.1 to some older phones

Phone makers may be slow to update some older phones to the latest version of Android (if they ever update them at all), but there’s a robust team of independent developers building custom ROMs for many phones, tablets, and other devices. CyanogenMod has long been one of the most popular, not only for bringing new […]

CyanogenMod 14.1 development begins, based on Android 7.1 (CM14 won’t be officially released)

The developers behind CyanogenMod have scrapped plans to nightly builds of their Android 7.0-based operating system… because they’ve begun development of a version based on Android 7.1 instead. In other words, the next version of the operating system will be called CyanogenMod 14.1 rather than CyanogenMod 14. It’ll incorporate the latest updates to Google’s operating system […]