Tag: cyanogen

Cyngn takes a new road.. literally

Those of you that have ever dabbled in changing the OS on an Android phone will no doubt will have heard of Cyanogenmod. This group of enthusiasts built operating systems for a myriad of Android phones compiled from the base AOSP. At one time things were going well, …

CyanogenMod vanishes off the web as DNS is pulled

It seems that there’s no love lost between Cyanogen Inc and CyanogenMod. The CyanogenMod.org website is now dead. It comes just hours after this blog post from the developers behind it. When the CyanogenMod team announced that they were going to fork the source code yesterday we simply …

Goodbye CyanogenMod. Hello forkers.

Well, we didn’t want this to come (especially so late on Christmas Eve when we’re all full of mince pies) but it has. Following our earlier news that Cyanogen OS is to be retired, it now looks like CyanogenMod in its current form is toast too. However, there’s …

Cyanogen OS finishes at year’s end.

A short time ago we reported that Cyanogen as a company would be shedding considerable staff. They were also closing buildings with some of the team moving to a single location. The new CEO, Lior Tal, announced the company would cutting ties with co-founder Steve Kondik too. Now Cyanogen …

Cyanogen. No more?

The Wileyfox Spark X we reviewed recently ran an OS based on Android called “CyanogenMod”. Think of it as an Android OS with extra goodness. We tested out the theming support and the privacy guard in our review but there’s also FLAC audio support, CPU overclocking, an unlockable …

Wileyfox Spark X – Review

There was a time, not too long ago, when phones costing £139.99 were best avoided. “Android landfill” they used to call them. Cheap devices with a questionable build quality, a dire camera and wonky screen resolutions. Here, for your money you’re getting a completely network-free device with an …

Obi MV1 Worldphone – Review

Meet the OBi MV1 Worldphone “Obi who?” Good question. They are a Silicon Valley smartphone manufacturer founded in 2014 by former Apple Inc and Pepsi CEO John Sculley. Obi Worldphone manufactures smartphones aimed at the emerging markets, rather than very competitive developed markets. Obi Worldphone launched two of their …

Cyanogen’s Steve Kondic at MotD

No, it isn’t Match of the Day for all you comedians out there. We’re talking March of the Droids, the annual event held for and by mobile technology aficionados. Things kick off in Edinburgh this Friday and the cool news is that somehow these wily chaps managed to …

Big Android BBQ Europe – Editorial

This week I am attending The Big Android BBQ Europe in Amsterdam. Today I am blogging live from the Code Kitchen where some very clever people are engaging in code challenges. The Big Android BBQ has been a two day Android focused conference. Opened with a Keynote delivered …

WileyFox Storm, available today!

Our review of the WileyFox Swift is coming soon (I promise!!) but in the mean time, you can now get your hands on their other device, the Storm! Going on sale today for £199, the Storm is their premium handset. Rocking the Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor, 3GB of …

WileyFox sneak up on us with affordable smartphones.

We’ve all heard the story, an impressive specification at a low price. Oppo does it, Honor does it, OnePlus does it… Now WileyFox do it too! This is the Storm, the ‘premium’ version. Rocking a Snapdragon 600 at 1.5GHz it will be relatively snappy. Helped by the 3GB …

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Announced – Hands-on

Meet the ZUK Z1 – a handset to be sold online by Lenovo. Going on sale on August 18th, this is a new brand of handset designed to try and fend off the rise and rise of Xiaomi in China. It’ll sell for CNY 1,799, which is around …

Cyanogen OS CM12.1 for the One Plus in testing.

OnePlus have announced that the latest version of Cyanogen OS, Cyanogen OS 12.1 (based on Android 5.1), which is currently undergoing testing and Google certification. On the other side of things OxygenOS, which is OnePlus’s own operating system update based on Android 5.1, is in the works. Sadly …

CMInstaller – Making CyanogenMod accessible to all.

CyanogenMod has long been the go to place for Android custom software and modification. Cyanogen (Steve Kondik) and the team recently ventured into the hardware business with the oppo N1. The handset has been well received and had opened up the Cyanogen version of Android to the masses. Now the …

Cyanogen now available for existing Oppo N1

Those who purchased the Oppo N1 before the CyanogenMod news (we are talking about you here Ronnie ) will be excited to know that the official CyanogenMod ROM for the device is available to all users. As promised the official package is available for installation on any version of the Oppo …

Oppo N1 unleashed with rotating camera.

In an event that took place just minutes ago in Beijing Oppo have announced the release of the Oppo N1. The handset features rear touch panel called “O-Touch” and a multi-touch OS which adds a splash of colour and time-saving tricks. The makers of the much lauded Find …

Focal Camera app now on Google Play

Following the launch of Cyanogen Inc., the Focal Camera app became a casualty when it was removed from the CM builds. It has, however, reappeared with a proper release in Google Play. Labeled as a beta product, it’s an improved (but not finished) release of the open-source camera …

CyanogenMod On the Oppo N1 ?

CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik has promised “exciting news ahead” following the big changes at Cyanogen. They’re now a fully-fledged company and are taking a really strong and organised approach to securing and updating your device. This latest news comes from his announcement that they will be attending the …

A new chapter – Cyanogen Incorporated

If you’ve used Android for any length of time and found the software upgrade path to be either… A) Buy a new phone or.. B) Wait for your manufacturer / network to approve and release the update … then you’ll have probably found an option C, CyanogenMod. The …

CyanogenMod 7’s Triumph: Over 200,000 Downloads

The aftermarket Android OS, CyanogenMod 7, has surpassed 200,000 downloads. In case you didn’t know, CyanogenMod is a popular method of ensuring that your Android device is running the latest version, as well as adding in some cool new customisations and features. It’s like having stock Android on …