Popular Android ROM CyanogenMod slips into new logo

Cyanogen, the company behind the Android ROM, has replaced its alien mascot and logo, Cid.

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Out with the old, in with the new. Cyanogen

Cyanogen, the company founded to promote the popular Android ROM CyanogenMod, released a new logo this week that its says represents the concept of choice.

Looking at the logo, however, I can help but think it somewhat resembles the evil OmniCorp logo in RoboCop. Hopefully, this isn't a sign of things to come.

I'm not the only one who finds the logo familiar. Commentators on the CyanogenMod blog have pointed out that it looks like the logo for Japanese mobile gaming company Gree.

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Gree

The change in logo also means saying goodbye CyanogenMod's mascot, Cid. While he likely won't be appearing on your phone's boot up screen anymore, the CyanogenMod blog states that he isn't going away and now "belongs to the community."

Lastly, it would seem that we'll see the new logo on a new build soon, possibly appearing on the upcoming OnePlus One smartphone that the company has been giving out over the last few days.

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Bye, Cid. Cyanogenmod.org

 

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