Cyanogen

  • Foxconn Invests In Cyanogen

    Foxconn Invests In Cyanogen

    Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn, best known for being an Apple supplier, has made a strategic investment in the Cyanogen version of the Android mobile OS. Read More

  • Cyanogen Grabs Another $80 Million In Funding

    Cyanogen Grabs Another $80 Million In Funding

    Everyone’s favorite version of “open” Android is putting on its big business pants. The company just, which recently announced a partnership with Qualcomm has raised $80 million in funding from various providers, a hefty sum for a company that started out as a community driven mobile OS. Investors included Premji Invest, Twitter Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated… Read More

  • Cyanogen Goes Fancy

    Cyanogen Goes Fancy

    Cyanogen, a “community” Android version that allowed users of older phones to get some of Android’s newer features, is going just a bit more corporate in the wake of its partnership with Qualcomm. The commercial Cyanogen OS and the more community-minded CyanogenMod will become Qualcomm’s Android of choice for its new Snapdragon processors. It is also rebranding in the… Read More

  • OnePlus Allowed To Resume Sales In India After Court Order

    OnePlus Allowed To Resume Sales In India After Court Order

    Earlier this month, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus stopped sales in India after a New Delhi court upheld a complaint by rival Micromax. Now the ban has been lifted and OnePlus will be able to start importing and selling devices again. Read More

  • The OnePlus One Offers Top-Tier Android Phone Specs At $299

    The OnePlus One Offers Top-Tier Android Phone Specs At $299

    Not all smartphones are created equal, but the new OnePlus One (not to be confused with that other One, the HTC One) is roughly equivalent on paper with some of the most expensive smartphones in the world, albeit with a price that puts it much more within reach than most of those. The OnePlus One starts at $299 for a white 16GB version, and will also offer a 64GB variant in black for $349 when… Read More

  • Cyanogen Partners With Ex-Oppo VP’s Startup, OnePlus, For Custom CyanogenMod Phones

    Cyanogen Partners With Ex-Oppo VP’s Startup, OnePlus, For Custom CyanogenMod Phones

    Cyanogen Inc., the makers of an alternative Android ROM that last year raised $30 million (in two chunks) in VC funding, from Benchmark Capital and Andreessen Horowitz, to try to turn what has generally been a geek project into something with more mainstream appeal, has named an official hardware partner for its endeavour. Read More

  • CyanogenMod Quickly Raises Another $23 Million Led By Andreessen Horowitz

    CyanogenMod Quickly Raises Another $23 Million Led By Andreessen Horowitz

    CyanogenMod, which is leveraging Android to create a new smartphone platform in what is now a two horse race, just picked up $23 million in new funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. The round comes just months after picking up $7 million in a round led by Benchmark Capital. The company is behind one of the most popular Android ROMs in the world — Cyanogen Mod. They’re turning what… Read More

  • Google Ejects Android ROM-Maker Cyanogen’s Installer App From Play — Citing Developer T&C Violations

    Google Ejects Android ROM-Maker Cyanogen’s Installer App From Play — Citing Developer T&C Violations

    Well that didn’t take long. Google has removed Cyanogen Inc.’s alternative Android ROM installer app from its Play store. Cyanogen raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital back in September to turn its geek-beloved aftermarket version of Android into a mainstream flavour of the platform — with the ultimate aim of using its Android variant to compete with standard Android… Read More

  • Oppo’s First Cyanogen-Modded Smartphone Will Launch In December

    Oppo’s First Cyanogen-Modded Smartphone Will Launch In December

    As much as I love stock Android sometimes you just need something different, and that’s essentially been the guiding mission of the folks over at Cyanogen Inc. They’ve made plenty of strides with their customized version of Android over the past few months, but now they’re on the verge of a big milestone — after officially revealing the thing back in September, Chinese… Read More

  • CyanogenMod Team Gets Android Working On HP TouchPad

    CyanogenMod Team Gets Android Working On HP TouchPad

    There have been a flurry of efforts in recent days aimed at getting a workable version of Android up-and-running on the webOS-based HP TouchPad. The mission has been funded in part by modding community called HackNMod, which is hoping to give the tablet’s early adopters an operating system with a more certain future: Android. It appears that the CyanogenMod team has finally made… Read More

  • Get multi-touch on your Nexus One

    Cyanogen is at it again; the creator of the popular replacement interface for Android phones has come up with another hack, this time for the Nexus phone. The hack allows you to use multitouch functionality in the browser only for now, but the plan is to add this (much wanted) option to application in the future. [via Gadget Lab] Read More

  • Cyanogen will continue, albeit slightly handicapped by Google

    After Google dropped the L-bomb on Cyanogen, he reportedly opened up talks with the boys in Goo. It sounds like they may have finally reached a compromise in their little disagreement. Is it a good thing? Maybe, maybe not. Read More