Telefonica was the first carrier to bring Cyanogen OS devices in Europe just last month. We had no clue that it would be the first step to totally switching to the new Android-based mobile OS. The company has been using Firefox OS for sometime until this December. Why the sudden change of heart..err, I mean OS?

Telefonica said that Mozilla hasn’t been able to deliver a better user experience. For one, Firefox OS distribution in smartphones was suspended. Mozilla itself made the announcement albeit in a quiet manner. Because of the numerous issues, Telefonica just went on and left Firefox OS for Cyanogen OS, specifically Cyanogen 12.1.

With the new mobile OS comes new features like LiveDisplay for automatic adjustment of displays. Cyanogen OS is also expected to deliver a faster, safer, and lighter mobile experience when phones are released this coming year in key markets like Spain, Germany, and the UK.

The company is also hoping to expand to more countries in 2016 so let’s see how that will turn out especially now that it’s using a new mobile platform. Note that it’s Cyanogen OS not CyanogenMod. That’s different so don’t be confused. Telefonica will have to prove first that its decision to use Cyanogen is smart. A number of OEMs have also started to use it like the YU Yuphoria, Wileyfox Storm, ZUK Z1, and OnePlus One.

VIA: Firefox OS Central