Android is the most popular operating system in the world, but can it be freed from Google’s clutches? Android Authority reports that Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster last week spoke at a special event dedicated to the “Next Phase of Android” and he revealed that his company has a plan to decouple Android from Google and make it the truly open-source mobile platform the world has been waiting for. More →
Solutions like Apple’s iCloud can be frustrating at times, especially when they’re hacked. When they work, however, they make our lives so much easier. Download a song on your phone and it’s automatically downloaded to your computer. Install a new app on your iPad and it’s automatically installed on your iPhone. Add a phone number to a contact on your Nexus 5 and it instantly updates all of your devices.
But the services we use now are just the tip of the iceberg.
What if there was a solution that could sync every last bit and byte from one device to the next? What if you could start editing a video on one device and switch to another in a matter of seconds? What if you could start drawing a picture on a smartphone and pick up right where you left off almost instantly on a tablet? Every app, every file, always in sync… this is the future of cloud sync solutions, and now it’s here. More →
Google may have been interested in purchasing custom ROM maker Cyanogen, The Information has discovered, as the latter is looking for additional funding, seeking a valuation close to $1 billion. Previous reports from the same online publication revealed that many other companies have also shown interest in Cyanogen, including Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon and many other. More →
There have been plenty of fantastic Android smartphones released over the last year, but none have generated quite as much excitement as the surprising OnePlus One. Seemingly from out of nowhere, OnePlus burst onto the scene with its new smartphone featuring a range of impressive specifications and an open source operating system. Obviously, Android users were champing at the bit to get their hands on the phone, but months later, the phone still isn’t available to the public. More →
Many Android users unhappy with what the mobile operating system has to offer have looked at various custom ROMs based on Google’s latest OS version that offered additional tools to improve their overall mobile experience. CyanogenMod is one such Android-based build that become so popular in recent years that its founder decided to turn it into a business, Cyanogen Inc. That company is apparently now tracked by various tech industry giants that are highly interested in the mobile business, The Information has learned, including Microsoft. More →
Forget the OnePlus One — there could soon be a brand-new Cyanogen-enhanced Android phone coming that will blow other Android phones away. Per Engadget, Cyanogen and a mysterious startup called Nexbit have announced that they’re working together on “something really cool,” although they never specify what that “something” actually is. There are some very good reasons to think it’s going to be a killer new Android phone, however. More →
The OnePlus One Android handset is far from being properly launched, but the OnePlus and Cyanogen Inc teams have come up with a new contest that will reward ten lucky winners with a OnePlus One handset each. The “Case Chase” competition takes place between April 1 and April 10 in Europe and North America, with clues being tweeted each day for a specific region. More →
One of the most exciting Android handsets of the year will be unveiled in less than a month from now, promising a smartphone revolution… or at least that’s what CyanogenMod’s boss Steve Kondik expects. CyanogenMod will be the official operating system of the OnePlus One smartphone, a choice the company made even before “hardware was even planned or engineering units were produced.” More →
The OnePlus One has so far promised to be one of the most exciting Android handsets of the year thanks to an interesting marketing campaign. However, the company did not unveil any actual details about the handset aside for price (sub $400) and launch date (sometime in Q2) until Wednesday, when CEO Pete Lau finally announced the first confirmed spec of the handset: its processor.
Expected to launch later this year, the OnePlus One Android handset that will run a CyanogenMod software version right from the start. It will also supposedly offer some top of the line specs, design and build quality — and now it finally has a price. Pete Lau, the former Oppo exec that departed the famous Chinese Android maker to start his own Cyanogen-related hardware company, said that the handset will cost less than what flagship Android handsets usually cost. More →
The OnePlus One will be the most powerful Android phone that has ever hit stores when it launches this summer, or at least that’s what the company that’s going to make the first pure CyanogenMod smartphone would have you believe. On its Facebook page, OnePlus revealed several details about the OnePlus One handset, without getting into too many specifics. For example, the company said that the phone will see international availability in the second quarter of 2014, but didn’t specify when it will be unveiled and actually launched. More →
CyanogenMod, the popular alternative Android installer, is partnering with OnePlus to create a smartphone called the OnePlus One. This horribly named handset will be OnePlus’s first phone, and OnePlus hopes to launch it in the first half of this year. According to OnePlus’s announcement, “The CyanogenMod team will work in tandem with us to combine the best hardware with the best software.” This announcement is a boost for CyanogenMod, which had a brief appearance on the Google Play store last year before being removed in November. By having its software pre-installed on a handset, CyanogenMod can avoid dealing with Google Play altogether.