CyanogenMod lists the first devices to receive CM13 (Marshmallow) nightlies


In recent times, most Cyanogen related news has been about which new handset will sport the alternative Android operating system, but today the Cyanogen team has announced the availability of CM13 nightlies for a selection of devices. As you might already know, CM13 is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and the term ‘nightlies’ is basically a euphemism for betas.  Read more

Cyanogen to continue working with YU even after stock Android phone’s release


A partnership currently exists between Cyanogen and Micromax’s Indian-based YU brand. The agreement formulated at the close of 2014 gave Micromax exclusive access to Cyanogen’s software in India to be implemented in future YU phones. But the Yuphoria that was released earlier this year shipped with stock Android, leaving behind any traces of Cyanogen OS. Fear not, though, as Cyanogen says everything is fine and the two parties will continue to working together.

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Playphone will be pre-installed on Cyanogen OS in select markets


A new distribution partnership between Cyanogen and Playphone has been inked, placing the latter’s social game store on Cyanogen OS devices in select international markets. Playphone’s catalog of games, most of which are free-to-play titles, mirror what you would expect from Google’s Play Store. There are popular titles such as Cut the Rope 2 and Final Fantasy III as well as smaller ones like Acorn Buster. While the markets to see Playphone pre-installed on Cyanogen OS were not named, we expect emerging markets to be the target. Playphone has shifted its focus to emerging markets where mobile gaming may not be as popular.

There is not yet a specified date for when Cyanogen OS devices will ship with Playphone.

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