CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, and AOKP, have risen to become the more popular ones. One new contender, OmniROM, is slowly but surely building up its army by adding six more smartphones to its list of supported devices.
CyanogenMod is bringing Android to devices no manufacturer, or even Google, would dare go. In particular, the popular custom ROM has been the savior of many older devices that are relatively capable of running more recent Android versions, such as some of Sony's Xperia smartphones from 2011.
voluntarily pulled from the Google Play Store earlier in the week. While disappointing to see, it was said the Installer managed to get "hundred of thousands" of downloads in the time it was available. If nothing else, that suggests a decent amount of users are interested in running Cyanogen, but want an easier path to installation.
Sony may be looking into delivering Android 4.4, or at least Android 4.3, to some of its slightly older devices dating back as far as 2012, but some devices aren't so lucky. But thanks to custom Android ROMs and the persistence of some individuals, the Sony Xperia go, Xperia P, Xperia Sola, and Xperia U might soon be enjoying the latest Android version via CyanogenMod 11.
Google acknowledges it doesn’t violate any Terms of Service, they take issue with what the app encourages users to do. More to the point, they’re uncomfortable that CyanogenMod might inadvertently cause users to violate their warranties.
CyanogenMod 10.2 Release Candidate builds have appeared on the get.cm website today. These are arriving as RC1 and at the present time we count support for nearly 15 devices. The support is expected to arrive for additional devices with time, but for now the list looks to consist mostly of HTC and Samsung as well as a few that are Nexus branded.
Cyanogen Inc working on another device. There was talk of this device running a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 8974AC processor and there had also been some talk of this being another from OPPO. Well, while the talk of the processor has gone quiet for now, the folks at Cyanogen Inc have confirmed this is not OPPO.