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    The CEO along with a co-founder of Cyanogen is responding to anonymously sourced reports that the company is turning away from its vision of an operating system based on Android in favor of apps. Both Android Police and Recode posted stories about the move. CEO Kirt McMaster tweeted out his response. Cyanogen NOT pivoting to apps. We are an OS company and our mission of creating an OPEN ANDROID stands. FALSE reporting was outstanding. — Kirt McMaster (@cyanogenone) July 25, 2016 The executive did confirm the layoffs that were also tipped to the outlets in a tweet on Saturday. It is ...

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    Cyanogenmod is well and alive, but Cyanogen, the company, seems to be in a struggle. The company behind the more polished version of the Android ROM has laid off about 30 of its 136 employees, most of them working on quality assurance, systems and community support in the open source division. The smaller offices in Lisbon and India have been heavily reduced. Sources to Android Police say they aren't sure if more labor cuts are on the way. While Cyanogen OS has made its way toward a few releases with partner manufacturers in Eurasian markets, its spread has been slow. A "pivot" toward ...

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    Like so many other Android device manufacturers, some a lot more popular and experienced with these sort of things, OnePlus missed its own self-imposed Marshmallow upgrade deadline. But maybe not by much. Both the OnePlus One and 2 were initially due for major software renovations between January and March, which obviously didn’t happen. Granted, the newer flagship lets its users try out a fairly smooth and stable OxygenOS 3.0 public beta, but that’s not the same as a fully polished, commercial 6.0-based port. Meanwhile, despite little to no recent movement on the OnePlus One UI ...

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    Device security and data privacy have long been a part of CyanogenMod’s open-source, customizable and continuously improving Android vision, although running a CM nightly build can often be risky from a number of standpoints. More so now that WhisperPush capabilities are disabled in Marshmallow-based CM13, unless you opt for the equally secure Signal app Edward Snowden himself commended in the recent past. In case you weren’t aware, WhisperPush was integrated into CyanogenMod starting way back in December 2013 to ensure your text messages were always encrypted and no outsider had ...

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    The OG Google Nexus 10, manufactured by Samsung to take on the last non-Air 9.7-inch iPad back in 2012, is officially past its software expiration date, but that doesn’t mean it’s not technically capable of running the newest Android iteration. Unfortunately, you’ll need to wait a couple more months before the independent CyanogenMod developer team can altogether stabilize Marshmallows on the surprisingly well-kept 10-inch tablet. For the time being, there are only two CM13 nightly builds available to download, each tipping the scales at roughly 250MB, and likely presenting bugs ...

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    Beside a very small sample of enthusiastic software tinkerers and risk takers, we don’t imagine anyone installed the first couple of CyanogenMod 13 nightly batches, given they brought buggy Android 6.0 to devices that should ultimately score official, stable updates OTA from manufacturers. The Samsung Galaxy S3, as well as all those low-end LG phones are a whole different story, looking doomed to run Lollipop or even ancient KitKat as far as users who play by the rules are concerned. For these types of gadgets, custom Marshmallow ROMs that have the potential to function about as smoothly ...

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    The holiday season might be a time of magic and miracles, but not even Santa Claus can bring you an official OTA Android 6.0 update for the archaic Samsung Galaxy S3. It’s simply not worth the effort, given many power users are already on a third sequel, waiting for the fourth to drop in just a couple of months. People who aren’t ready to completely give up on the 2012 4.8-incher launched with Ice Cream Sandwich pre-loaded, and don’t mind buggy, experimental software builds can however try out CyanogenMod 13, the most popular community-sourced take on Marshmallow. The GS3 got its ...

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    It's often said that in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Smartphone fans who have been paying attention to developments over the past six years can add another item to that list: that no matter what new mobile operating system comes out, the HTC HD2 will run it. From its early Windows Mobile 6.5 days, we've seen enthusiasts port pretty much every viable OS under the sun to the handset, from later Windows Phone editions, to Android, and even Firefox OS. The plucky little handset isn't about to stop now, and there's already been some success in bringing ...

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    Well, that sure was fast. It only took the largest, greatest online independent developer community 24 hours to spread the CyanogenMod 13 nightly love to an Android device roster of ten. At first, there were just seven phones and tablets supported, but the LG Nexus 5X, Huawei Nexus 6P, and LG G2 have joined the OnePlus One, Nexus 7, LG G4, G3, G Pad 7.0, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, and Moto X 2014. Wait, so still nothing on the Samsung Galaxy handheld front? That’s odd, seeing as how the S6, S6 Edge, Edge+, and Note 5 are among the most popular gadgets in the world. Not to forget the ...

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    The wait is finally over for mobile software tinkerers who like to always be one step ahead of the masses, and don’t mind probing experimental CyanogenMod builds generally updated every 24 hours or so to continuously improve system stability and iron out inherent kinks. Google barely released official Android 6.0 Marshmallow source code last month, and already, the largest independent dev community has moved from CM 12.1 to version 13. Of course, the 5.1 Lollipop-based 12.1 iteration will keep getting enhanced and smoothened, with both nightlies and snapshots worked on as we speak. ...

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    Cyanogen has been gettin' busy lately after a somewhat eventful 2015. While it was on and then off with OnePlus, it has picked up some carriage agreements with a few manufacturers. Just this week, the software platform made it onto a major carrier in Spain with the introduction of the BQ Aquaris X5. And the company backing a derivative of one of the most popular Android forks is just about ready to kick off 2016 with a bang. The Cyanogenmod community currently has a strong presence at the Big Android BBQ in Amsterdam right now and it has outlined a path towards its spread through the ...

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    A portion of the Cyanogenmod community thought of the formation of Cyanogen, Inc. as a departure of what they stood for. Others saw commercialization of a great Android ROM as progress. After some time technically apart, they're apparently coming back together (well, one is coming to the other) in a very, very small way. The C-Apps suite has been made available to Cyanogenmod users. It contains six apps: AudioFX enables 24-bit Lossless Audio listening and is an effects module Theme Chooser & Themes Store Dialer with Truecaller with "robust caller ID included" a Gallery app that ...

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    Cyanogen Inc. is currently famous for two things that are directly related to each other. One thing is the company's awesome CyanogenMod, which not only gives users a ton of UI flexibility, but also a bloatware-free experience. The company is also famous for its plan to claim Android from Google as well. What it currently isn't famous for, is for its own proprietary services outside of CyanogenMod, and that seems to be a target of change. Cyanogen has just hired two new talents from very different companies and backgrounds. On one hand we have Stephen Lawler, Amazon's VP of Direct Traffic ...

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    Have you been looking for a stable custom Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM? If so, you're not the only one – there are undeniably a host of benefits that can be tapped into as a result of opting to use custom ROMs. The only issue is, given the lack of testing ROM builds receive, oftentimes the ROMs you install will end up without stable performance. That's why it's pleasing to hear today of the first CyanogenMod 12 snapshots becoming available for download. In case you aren't familiar with how CyanogenMod builds are labelled, here's a baseline understanding of it: usually, with a new release of ...

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    The vast majority of our interactions with smartphone occur through the devices' touchscreens. Sure, we'll use voice commands now and then, and maybe even connect a Bluetooth controller, but without touchscreen input, we'd be utterly lost. So some OnePlus One owners have been understandably frustrated as they deal with touchscreen glitches that seem to have been plaguing the handset since it launched. Despite OnePlus delivering update after update that attempted to put these touchscreen bugs to rest, problems have persisted. At least, they have so far, but it looks like salvation may have ...

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    It may be the one-year anniversary of the launch of the OnePlus One, triggering a symbolic sale over at the manufacturer's site, but that's not the only news happening in the smartphone's world today. Earlier this week we learned that OTA distribution of the CM12S update for the One had been put on ice, ostensibly to introduce a new feature. Today OnePlus and Cyanogen get that update moving back out again, and in doing so offers a slightly different explanation for the initial halt. To hear Cyanogen's Steve Kondik tell it, the main reasons for stopping distribution earlier this week were ...

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    CyanogenMod 12S for the OnePlus One is due soon. Really soon. Well, technically it's overdue at this point, with OnePlus initially telling us that the software would be out by March 30, but we're referring to the most recent update: last Friday word arrived that certification was complete and the software could be expected “in the next few days.” We took that to mean “early this week,” but just when will that be? As we post this news, CM12S still hasn't landed, but OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has posted another update, giving us the odds of seeing it arrive over the next few days. ...

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    OnePlus did something a bit stupid a little over a month ago. With no real guarantee that this would happen, it told its users to expect not one, but two major software releases for their One handsets in just a matter of days: the first arrival of OxygenOS, and the long-awaited CyanogenMod 12S update. And then one after the other, they both missed their due dates. OnePlus shot right into damage control mode, and in the days since we've finally seen the release of OxygenOS. But CMS12S, on the other hand, has been a no-show. It's still not quite ready to go live, but today we get a ...

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    There's something to be said about uniformity and everything looking the same. Smartphones, tablets, and even recent computers powered by Microsoft's Windows OS all look the same. The hardware may be radically different, but the operating system is the same. If you know how to use a Windows phone made by Nokia, you know how to use a Windows phone made by HTC. Apple, on the other hand, makes its hardware and the software - no one else is allowed to. In both cases, your choices are limited - by design. Then there's Android Android runs on hardware made by dozens of OEMs. Some stick pretty ...

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    Cyanogen Inc. has its eye on expanding well beyond its roots as a custom ROM for tinkerers and hackers, and has spent over a year now working to get its software onto more and more commercial handsets. As it continues to grow, the firm has been looking to take on new investors, and rumors from earlier this year suggested that Microsoft could find itself becoming a major investor in Cyanogen. However, just last week we heard that this Microsoft investment would be occurring, after all. So who would end up funding Cyanogen's dreams for expansion? Today the company announces the details ...

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    Owners of the OnePlus One have been patiently waiting for Android Lollipop for months. And while they don't have it just yet, they've got two releases to look forward to: in addition to the Lollipop-based CyanogenMod 12S, the update to the current OnePlus One software, we're also about to see the release of the company's own custom ROM, dubbed OxygenOS. A few weeks back we got a general ETA for when to expect both of these software packages, with OnePlus advising us that it planed to begin distribution in mid to late March. Now it's getting even more specific, offering a couple dates. ...

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    Right now in OnePlus One circles, there are two big questions on everyone's mind: when's OxygenOS getting here, and when can we expect the release of CyanogenMod 12S with all its Lollipop goodness? We've been checking out progress towards both, but when revealing the OxygenOS team the other week, OnePlus didn't have a lot to say about just when any of this might arrive, instead deferring towards promises that (at least in the case of Oxygen OS) it intended to release a fully-stable build which would “take some time” to get right. Now OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is shedding a bit of ...

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    Do you care if your smartphone OS is open source? There are untold millions upon millions of users out there who couldn't care less, only interested in the end functionality their phones offer. But then there's also this contingent that's very interested in keeping things nice and open, users who naturally flock to platforms like Android, and even more specifically, to independent custom ROM projects. This affinity is one of the reasons it was so great to see manufacturers like OnePlus publicly embrace open-source software from Cyanogen Inc. (above) – well, up until their falling-out, at ...

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    OnePlus has been a little busy these last few days when it comes to its "One" and only smartphone. On one hand, you'll be able to purchase a OnePlus One in a easier way starting tomorrow, or at least certain days of the week. On the other, the company has been hard at work with its new software update, and we get new details. The OnePlus user forum has just published full details on the new enhancements that should reach OnePlus One users as of today on version CM11S 05Q, which is still based on Android 4.4.4. In addition to making Swiftkey and MaxxAudio default services for the new ROM, ...

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    As you've probably seen by now (and if you haven't, take a look), the first images purporting to be from OnePlus's OxygenOS leaked overnight. Whether they're legitimate or not, we can't yet say, but with new information about OxygenOS promised for February 12, one week from Thursday, we'll know soon enough. In the meantime we've got some news about the other software option for the OnePlus One, as the company teases the phone's upcoming Lollipop release. Presumably we're looking at CyanogenMod 12S here, the release that Cyanogen itself had been teasing on social media as recently as late ...

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