Developers working with software developed by Cyanogen have access to a new open source platform SDK that is loaded with APIs from the company itself and the CyanogenMod community.
Over the next few months, Cyanogen should have a stronger force in penetrating emerging markets. The software developer has plans to hire talent for an office that would open this summer in either Bangalore or Dehli. The new office in India would be home to as many as fifty employees, all helping Cyanogen bring its software to the billions of people located in that part of the world.
Expect to see Cyanogen acquire startups, too, as a way to expand its portfolio.
Via: Fone Arena
Today we have news of a new smartphone called the Yuphoria that was announced earlier today in India by the Micromax owned subsidiary, Yu Televentures. The Yu Yuphoria is a budget handset with a metal frame, 5-inch display, running Cyanogen firmware. Read more
In an ironic twist on its #NeverSettle motto, it would appear that OnePlus has indeed settled its dispute with Micromax that saw the OnePlus One briefly banned from sale in India back in December. OnePlus announced that it and Micromax have agreed to mutually withdraw the cases and cease legal proceedings via its blog earlier today.
During the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing, Cyanogen’s CEO Kirt McMaster revealed the company is looking to partner with some new Chinese smartphone vendors to carry their CyanogenMod operating system in the future. McMaster did not name names, but he did indicate the vendors they are courting have plans to participate in the international market and not just China. By finding new vendors to install their operating system, Cyanogen hopes to expand the installed basis for their version of Android beyond the current 50 million users they claim. Read more
The Cyanogen OS will now include Bing services, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and Microsoft Office.
Amongst the hoopla of Cyanogen’s announcement that they had secured $80 million in new financing to help fund development of its operating system, we are discovering that Cyanogen is partnering with BLU to produce a smartphone that does not use any Google services or apps. Connections between BLU and Cyanogen have been noted in the past when Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster has talked about toppling Samsung and Apple in the smartphone market. Read more
Cyanogen has posted some new information about some upcoming theme related features that will be included in the upcoming Cyanogen OS 12 release. One of these new features is a new tool called App Themer that will let users customize the theme of specific apps. This capability will be useful if a user has installed a theme that for some reason does not play well with a given app. As an example, Cyanogen describes a theme that uses white text which does not work with an email client with a white background for the message body. The new App Themer will enable users to fix that one app by changing its theme without abandoning the overall theme. Read more
Interested in what Cyanogen OS 12’s boot animation will look like? The company has posted a short YouTube clip of what you’ll see when you turn on a Cyanogen 12 OS device, and it looks almost exactly like what you’d expect from a budding tech software company.
Unfortunately, Cid is completely absent from the animation, but that’s to be expected now that Cyanogen is a full blown company worth millions and not just some enthusiast Android users hacking together a ROM. Read more
From the very beginning of smartphones, one of the core apps has been an email client, necessary to help users be freed from their desktop. Despite being so basic to a mobile device, recent events show that development of email clients is an area still ripe for improvements. Just this past year companies like Google and Dropbox released new clients to try to improve usability. One company that has been working on their own vision of an email client is Boxer and their work has paid off in a big way as Cyanogen has selected the Boxer client to be the default mail client in the forthcoming release of Cyanogen OS 12. Read more