CyanogenMod version of Android exceeds 10M installations
The alternative Android build has attracted a lot of usage, along with venture capital, but tech enthusiasts remain the core user group.
CyanogenMod, a version of Android popular among those unhappy with the operating system that came with their phones, has now been installed more than 10 million times.
That's according to the CyanogenMod statistics site, which tracks installations. CyanogenMod got its start as an enthusiast project built from Google's Android Open Source Project -- the public releases of Android's source code, updated each time Google releases a new version of the OS.
Now, though, employee hiring., and it's getting more attention with and
As of 6:15 a.m. PT, there were 10,028,044 CyanogenMod installations. Cyanogen periodically scrubs out devices that haven't checked in within 90 days so those that no longer use the OS aren't counted.
The most popular version is the cutting-edge nightly build of CyanogenMod 10.1, which is built each day with the latest updates. That suggests CyanogenMod's stronghold remains with the technophile crowd.
That's not a surprise -- installing a new operating system isn't for the faint of heart. Cyanogen has been trying to ease the process with the, but .
[Via Android and Me]