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CyanogenMod hits new milestone, 10 million downloads

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Dec 2013 19:44 User comments (2)

CyanogenMod hits new milestone, 10 million downloads The team over at CyanogenMod are having a good week, as the operating system has seen a new milestone, 10 million downloads.
Earlier in the week, the team announced that the Oppo N1 was the first handset to receive Google certification to launch with CyanogenMod pre-installed with Google's suite of apps and Play Store.

CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik revealed the milestone, pointing to the official CM Stats page for future updates.

Taking a look at the breakdown, "official" CM downloads are above 5.5 million while unofficial downloads tallied over 4.5 million.

The most installed versions are the 10.1 and 10.2 nightlies (based on Android 4.3), which have 1.15 million and 700,000 downloads, respectively.

Samsung Galaxy devices appear to be the most popular for the operating system, as user opt to remove Samsung's bloat and optimize the powerful hardware.

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123.12.2013 0:55

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Samsung Galaxy devices appear to be the most popular for the operating system, as user opt to remove Samsung's bloat and optimize the powerful hardware.
Yes that's exactly it, as a Galaxy S3 owner that decided to jump on the new installer while it was still on the Play Store. Plus, I got Android 4.3 significantly before the big carrier markets, and I have a clear upgrade path past Kit Kat to w/e the next dessert is ^^' .

Some notes (in no particular order) for those who may be considering the change, from my experience with it so far:

- While not on the Play Store any more (for shaky reasons, imo; Google ticks me off sometimes), you can still get the same installer from CyanogenMod's site.

- I went from about 2/3 used space (ca. 8 GB) to 2/3 free on my internal storage, with everything reinstalled. There's a LOT less bloat.

- If you have a 2nd-party carrier, such as Ting (which uses Sprint's network), it DOES work but needs an additional step, which varies by carrier, to enable 3G/4G/LTE/MMS. You can find more info for Ting here (worked well for me) here, with more info here. Again, be aware, this will vary for other 2nd-party carriers!!! Don't start this process with a 2nd-party carrier without having an APN fix handy; it'll save pulled hair later.

- CM gets the same reception, generally, as stock ROMs, but shows fewer bars in the reception graphic. Basically, stock ROMs lie to you, as more bars = better PR; performance won't vary in the slightest (assuming you apply the APN fix, if you're a Ting user - lol).

- Remember to back up important stuff before getting frisky!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Dec 2013 @ 0:57

223.12.2013 13:09

Been running Kit Kat 4.4.2 nightlies for quite a while now. I love it on my s3!


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

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