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CyanogenMod update smashes Stagefright

CyanogenMod update smashes Stagefright

This week the folks behind CyanogenMod have released their version 12.1 with an added bonus of a Stagefright fix. This update is something you're going to WANT to get as fast as possible to protect yourself from the potential evils of Stagefright and - if you're not already on Android 5.1 - an update to the perks of that bit of software. This update will not be available for all CyanogenMod-covered devices immediately, but there ARE a whole lot of devices ready to roll from the get-go.

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Britain’s Wileyfox debuts with 2 Cyanogen OS-powered phones

Britain’s Wileyfox debuts with 2 Cyanogen OS-powered phones

Say hello to Wileyfox, a brand new smartphone maker from the UK to enter the Android market with two new devices running Cyanogen OS. From the looks of their new phones, the 5.5-inch Storm and the 5-inch Swift, it seems like Wileyfox will be targeting customers interested reasonably priced devices with mid-level specs, a bit like OnePlus. The company says the Storm and Swift will be available in September and October in the UK and across Europe, but only via their website.

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Cyanogen-powered Alacatel TOUCH Hero 2+ is no more

Cyanogen-powered Alacatel TOUCH Hero 2+ is no more

It hasn't even seen the light of day and it no longer will. Alcatel and Cyanogen, Inc. have jointly announced that they are canceling their previously announced plans for a ONETOUCH Hero 2+ remix. Based on last year's Hero 2, this particular smartphone would have been Cyanogen's first device from a well known international brand. Of course, the two will still collaborate on a new Alcatel device bearing Cyanogen OS, but this incident perhaps demonstrate Cyanogen's overeagerness to spread its software, counting their eggs before they even hatched.

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Cyanogen, Truecaller want to identify your calls, block spam

Cyanogen, Truecaller want to identify your calls, block spam

Cyanogen has made it no secret that it wants to wrest Android away from Google's monopoly, but it might be getting a bit too eager to replace the functionality and conveniences that Google usually offers. The latest partnership of the Android startup is with Truecaller, a web service that can, or at least tries to, identify the number that is calling you. While it might raise some eyebrows, the purpose, according to the two, is to help users know whether a call is legit or is coming from a known marketing number.

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Cyanogen, Microsoft partnership brings more Bing to Android

Cyanogen, Microsoft partnership brings more Bing to Android

Cyanogen and Microsoft have an interesting relationship. After passing on a funding round to help Cyanogen ‘take Android away from Google’, Microsoft is now partnering with the upstart Android development house to bring their services to Cyanogen OS. With future iterations of Cyanogen OS, users will find Microsoft services bundled natively. In addition to Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and Microsoft Office, users will also be subject to Bing search results on Cyanogen. The collaboration will also see Microsoft build “native integrations” for Cyanogen OS.

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Cyanogen’s next step: A BLU phone without Google apps

Cyanogen’s next step: A BLU phone without Google apps

After amassing $80 million in funding, even without Microsoft's help, and being valued at close to $1 billion, the tech world is keeping a close eye on Cyanogen, Inc. That, of course, is no reason for outspoken and, dare we say, almost belligerent CEO Kirt McMaster to start treading lightly and mincing words. In fact, he has fighting words: "We're putting a bullet through Google's head", which is no small undertaking. And it's all going to start with a smartphone that won't have any of Google's popular apps installed.

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Cyanogen earns $80 million in funding for more ‘open’ Android

Cyanogen earns $80 million in funding for more ‘open’ Android

In their ongoing attempt to 'take Android away from Google', Cyanogen was reportedly seeking a little help from some new friends. We’d previously heard Microsoft was interested in helping Cyanogen out, but that ultimately didn’t materialize. While $110 million didn’t happen, $80 million did via a Series C funding round that saw Cyanogen bankroll their efforts for just a bit longer. Though Microsoft has bowed out, Cyanogen did pick up new backers in Qualcomm and Twitter Ventures, as well as Telefonica Ventures.

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Microsoft to pass on Cyanogen’s $110 million funding round

Microsoft to pass on Cyanogen’s $110 million funding round

Back in late January, it was reported that Microsoft was eager to invest as much as $70 million in Cyanogen, the developers behind a customized version of the Android operating system. This would've been a move by Microsoft to help strengthen the competition against Google's standard Android versions, even it wasn't directly benefitting their own Windows platform. However, it appears things have changed in the last six weeks or so, as Cyanogen is said be raising roughly $110 million in a new funding round, but without any participation from Microsoft.

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Cyanogen taps Boxer for email app in OS 12

Cyanogen taps Boxer for email app in OS 12

If you listen to Cyanogen, it’s time Android has a strong challenger outside of Apple — one that is much like Android itself. Lately, the crew at Cyanogen have been making a lot of noise about their intent to challenge Android in a big way, possibly even overthrowing it. They might be onto something, but there was something looming: Google Services. To properly challenge Android, you’d need a suite of services you can call your own, or partners that get you there. Cyanogen did just that, tapping Boxer to bring email to Cyanogen OS.

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Alcatel announces the budget-friendly Hero 2+ running Cyanogen OS

Alcatel announces the budget-friendly Hero 2+ running Cyanogen OS

Need a big, unlocked phone that won’t break the bank? Good news! Alcatel is introducing the Hero 2+, a device with a 6-inch screen that comes unlocked. An android device, this one is a touch different than you might imagine it would be on the software side. Rather than running a home-brewed, modified version of Android, Alcatel is wisely turning to Cyanogen for their software needs. Another disruptive tidbit — the Alcatel Hero 2+ can be yours for $299 beginning in Q2 2015.

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CyanogenMod jabs at OnePlus OS closed-source OS

CyanogenMod jabs at OnePlus OS closed-source OS

The official OxygenOS for OnePlus "won't be a community build, it will be a real OS." So says OnePlus ROM team member Helen, an official member of said team. In return, the Android community has been none too kind to the creators of said operating system and said hardware. Cyanogenmod's own Steve Kondik suggested the following: "you can love CM or you can hate us, but we have no plans of taking our toys and going home." This is OnePlus after Cyanogenmod - and it's none too pretty.

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