CyanogenMod the open source smartphone operating system developed as a free and open source software based on the official releases of Android by Google.
CyanogenMod the open source smartphone operating system based on Android platform is developed as a free and open source software based on the official releases of Android by Google added with original and the third party codes. The developer community project founder is Steve Kondik currently is known as Cyanogen Inc.
CyanogenMod offers features and options which are not available in usual factory firmware and however also roll out some of features and UI features of Manufacturer versions.
Features provided by CyanogenMod are:
- Native Theming support
- FLAC Audio codec support
- A large Access Point Name List
- Open VPN client, Privacy Guard for individual applications
- CPU overclocking & performance enhancement
- Unlockable boot loader and root access
The CyanogenMod does not have a spyware or bloatware according to the developers.
Major CyanogenMod Releases
- Version 3 based on Android 1.5 Cupcake
- Version 4 based on Android 1.5/1.6 Cupcake/ Donut
- Version 5 based on Android 2.0/2.1 Eclair
- Version 6 based on Android 2.2.x Froyo
- Version 7 based on Android 2.3.x Gingerbread
- Version 8 based on Android 3.X HoneyComb
- Version 9 based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Version 10 based on Android 4.1.x/4.2.x/4.3.x Jelly Bean
- Version 11 based on Android 4.4.x KitKat
- Version 12 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop
About Cyanogen Inc:
The venture is founded by Steve Kondik with offices at Seattle and Palo Alto, California in Seprember 2013, which aims to commercialize CyanogenMod. The funding was led by Mitch Lasky of Benchmark