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CyanogenMod raises US$23 million, launching smartphone

The popular custom Android ROM maker, CyanogenMod, has just added new investors and announced a version of the Oppo N1 will launch tomorrow with CyanogenMod pre-installed.

The popular custom Android ROM maker, CyanogenMod, has just added new investors and announced a version of the Oppo N1 will launch tomorrow with CyanogenMod pre-installed.

CyanogenMod edges ever closer to the mainstream. (Credit: CyanogenMod)

From its origins as a hardcore hack for modifying your Android handset to its latest life as a streamlined and reasonably simple system for doing the same, CyanogenMod has been making big steps toward becoming a mainstream player in the market for smartphone supremacy.

Now Cyanogen has closed its latest round of investor funding at US$23 million, aiming to use the funding to hire more engineers across all areas of its development requirements.

Alongside news that Cyanogen has also received Google approval to sell a modified version of the Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod pre-installed as the primary Android interface, the community-driven mod could see that community grow rapidly in the coming year.