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CyanogenMod becomes a real company, will release CM installer app

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Sep 2013 22:45 User comments (4)

CyanogenMod becomes a real company, will release CM installer app CyanogenMod, the popular custom Android developer has become a real company, Cyanogen Inc., raising $7 million in venture capital funding.
Founder Steve Kondik says the goal of the company is to make Cyanogen one of the most popular smartphone operating systems in the world. To get started on that goal, the company knows it needs to make the process of installing the software easier than it currently is.

Kondik calls the current installation process "hideous," and it does indeed need advanced Android knowledge to install the OS. It also requires root.

To remedy this, Cyanogen Inc. will bring a CM installer to the Google Play store in the next month. Android phone owners will download the app, click one or two buttons and install CM to their device.

CyanogenMod is a stock version of Android, along with streamlined features, additional personalization and added security features. CM also updates the OS regularly, so you will not have to wait for your carrier, or phone maker (HTC, Samsung) to approve and test all OS updates. That process normally takes months after Google releases their latest firmware.

Eventually, the company wants to remove all "bloat" from Android and increase security even more. Kondik says the company eventually wants to pass BlackBerry and Windows Phone to make CM the third most popular OS in the world.

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4 user comments

119.9.2013 9:42

Oh, holy heck, this is good news, at least for those of us with "outdated" Android devices!

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219.9.2013 11:03

Absolutely great news! Ill be one of the first to download it! Thanks to Steve Kondik and his team!!!

319.9.2013 15:51


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420.9.2013 11:29

I would forgo the installer if i could have a stabel 4.2 jb release for the s3, but i appreciate its mostly samsungs fault... shame on you samsung..!

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