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Cyanogen OS 12 gets a taste of the sweet Android lollipop

Finally, the OnePlus One is getting a taste of the sweet Android Lollipop. This one is more special as it integrates the new Cyanogen OS 12. All OnePlus One units should be receiving the update notification any day of the week or beyond. Rollout only started yesterday but if you don't have it yet, don't worry, this particular software update is coming your way very soon. With the new Android Lollipop for Cyanogen OS 12, you'll notice some sweet enhancements also brought about by the new Material Design language.

Breathe in, OxygenOS is finally here

It has finally launched – China-based device makers OnePlus has finally released the first build of their in-house version of Android called OxygenOS. You will remember that the manufacturer’s outstanding first flagship device – the OnePlus One smartphone – came out with Cyanogen’s version of Android. The falling out between the two parties forced OnePlus to consider making their own software, and here we are – OxygenOS is finally upon us.

Cyanogen raises $80M for anti-Google warchest

It’s been a while since someone had the guts and the cojones to take on Google at its own game, but most forward-looking people in the industry agree that it’s right about time someone did. Enter the loud and confident Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen, Inc., last year’s enfant terrible of the mobile tech industry. His most recent fundraising round generated around USD$80 million, even famously without Microsoft’s support, and everything seems to be “green-and-go” for Cyanogen OS.

Cyanogen OS12 to have App Themer, paid themes

Cyanogen OS12 hasn't arrived yet for the OnePlus One devices (and any other smartphones/tablets that will be carrying it) but it doesn't mean we can't have a preview of what to expect from it. Customization seems to be playing a big part in this updated OS, and this time around, they're giving us a peek at something called an App Themer which should make people who love changing themes on their devices a lot really happy.

Microsoft not riding on Cyanogen’s next $110 million funding round

Software giants Microsoft were reported to be interested in Cyanogen’s efforts of creating a non-Google Android system, an alternative to the versions available right now that need Google core apps to work properly. In January, it was reported that Microsoft was willing to splurge as much as USD$70 million in the effort. But in the last few days, with Cyanogen passing the hat again to generate at least $110 million in a latest funding round, it seems that Microsoft is not too excited to pony up the cash.

Cyanogen OS 12 ‘L’ out next week, picks up Boxer email app

Cyanogen Inc, the startup, has not kept it a secret that it wants to out-Google Google when it comes to growing up the Android platform. But to be able to really compete with head to head with Google's version of Android, Cyanogen must also be able to replace some of the core functionality and services that the search giant has to offer. Some of the pieces may be already in place, like the Nextbit Baton partnership last year, and Cyanogen is now adding one more: Boxer's email app.

New phones get CM12 nightlies: the 2014 Moto X, Moto E, Oppo N3

Even as the corporate side of Cyanogen pushes to be profit-making and be picked up by some OEMs as the Android OS of choice for their devices, the ROM-making “CM Team” continues to put out CM12 – their Android Lollipop-flavored AOSP-based version of the CyanogenMod after-market Android software – for more and more devices out there. Today, we announce 3 more to get nightly builds – the new Moto X (2014), the Moto E, and the Oppo N3.

YU coming out with 2nd smartphone dubbed “Project Caesar”

While the Yureka may have not rocked the digital world, it was a relative success on its own. YU Televentures, the separate company by Micromax which was behind the smartphone, is apparently working on their next entry into the market. This time around, they will again be working with custom ROM maker Cyanogen, and are looking to have this out in the Indian market by next month.

Alcatel launches Hero 2+ phablet, Cyanogen OS inside

Still at the Mobile World Congress, Alcatel is hyping its new partnership with Cyanogen, Inc. with the launch of the Hero 2+ phablet, a 6-inch device that features Cyanogen’s version of the Android OS as the main software. The device will be targeted at the North American market and Alcatel will be selling the phablet off-contract and unlocked.

Cyanogen and Qualcomm announce cooperation at MWC 2015

Cyanogen and Qualcomm announced at MWC 2015 that they are teaming up to improve the user experience for fans of Cyanogen OS on certain Qualcomm platforms. The collaboration will see support for the best features and UI enhancements the Cyanogen OS has to offer get accelerated on certain Snapdragon processors.
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