In a first for the custom Android ROM community, Google signals its approval to ship a phone with CyanogenMod preinstalled.
As CyanogenMod raises venture capital funding, its new CEO and co-founder describe their plans to become No. 3 in the mobile OS world.
Handset maker's gift of Galaxy S II smartphones is the latest in a series of overtures by phone manufacturers to modder/hacking community.
Adventurous technophiles can get Ice Cream Sandwich before the Nexus Galaxy even goes on sale in the U.S. Early versions work on the Galaxy S and Nexus S.
Cyanogen, which lets people willing to root their phones to run a custom operating system, has begun working on Ice Cream Sandwich.
The alternative Android build has attracted a lot of usage, along with venture capital, but tech enthusiasts remain the core user group.
Google has given the green light to CyanogenMod by officially certifying the Oppo N1 for the night before Christmas.
Cyanogen, the company behind the Android ROM, has replaced its alien mascot and logo, Cid.
CyanogenMod's first baby step to mainstream acceptability has faltered, with the customisable Android software booted from the Play Store by Google.