CyanogenMod has really been in the public eye lately, following its incorporation earlier this year. Just yesterday, we saw the official CyanogenMod Installer hit the Play Store, hoping to introduce new (and maybe less tech-savvy) users to the custom ROM, and we’ve also seen the launch of the Oppo N1, not just with official CM support, but also its own special CM edition available. We expect to see a lot more from Cyanogen Inc. over the coming months, and one new rumor out today suggests that includes plans for a full-on CyanogenMod phone.
Apparently, that means that unlike the N1, with its dual ColorOS/CM options, we’re talking about a phone that’s built from the ground up to run CyanogenMod as its primary platform. While precious few details are available, one specific that’s been mentioned is the inclusion of a Snapdragon 8974AC SoC.
We’re not even sure what’s new in that chip yet, but it’s clearly another Snapdragon 800-series model. Beyond the 8974 we know from the Nexus 5 and Galaxy Note 3, there’s a new 8974AB that has higher GPU and memory speeds. Presumably, the AC variant would make further improvements in those same general areas.
There’s some speculation that a Chinese OEM called Gionee might manufacturer the CyanogenMod phone, but that’s far from certain.