Android vs CyanogenMod

Hey All. Today We Going to Check about CyanogneMod Vs Android,

Most of them in the mobile phone market knows about the android and android market how it’s going to today we’ll check about the CyanogenMod.

First this we want to know what is CyanogenMod 🙂 Let see what WikiPedia Says about it.


CyanogenMod (pronounced /saɪ.’æn.oʊ.dʒɛn.mɒd/) is an open source replacement firmware for smart phones and tablet computers based on the Android mobile operating system. It offers features and options not found in the official firmware distributed by vendors of these devices.

Features supported by CyanogenMod include native theming support, FLAC audio codec support, a large Access Point Name list, an OpenVPN client, an enhanced reboot menu, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, CPU overclocking and other performance enhancements, soft buttons and other “tablet tweaks”, toggles in the notification pull-down (such as Wi-FiBluetooth and GPS), app permissions management, as well as other interface enhancements. According to its developers, CyanogenMod does not contain spyware or bloatware.[3][4]CyanogenMod is also stated to increase performance and reliability compared with official firmware releases.[5]

CyanogenMod is developed as free and open source software based on the official releases of Android by Google, with added original and third-party code.

Although only a subset of total CyanogenMod users elect to report their use of the firmware,[6] as of 31 December 2012, CyanogenMod has recorded over 3.4 million installs on a multitude of devices.[7][8]

History and development

Soon after the introduction of the HTC Dream (named the “T-Mobile G1” in the United States) mobile phone in September 2008, a method was discovered to attain privileged control (termed “root access“) within Android’s Linux-based subsystem.[9] Having root access, combined with the open source nature of the Android operating system, allowed the phone’s stock firmware to be modified and re-installed onto the phone.

In the following year, several modified firmwares for the Dream were developed and distributed by Android enthusiasts. One, maintained by a developer named JesusFreke, quickly became popular among Dream owners. In August, 2009, JesusFreke stopped work on his firmware, and suggested users switch to a version of his ROM that had been further enhanced by developer Cyanogen (Steve Kondik) called “CyanogenMod”.[10]

CyanogenMod quickly grew in popularity, and a small community of developers, called the CyanogenMod Team (and informally, “Team Douche”[11]) made contributions. Within a few months, the number of devices and features supported by CyanogenMod blossomed, and CyanogenMod quickly became one of the most popular Android firmware distributions.

Like many open source projects, CyanogenMod is developed using a distributed revision control system with the official repositories being hosted on GitHub.[12] Contributors submit new feature or bug fix changes using Google’s source code review system, Gerrit.[13] Contributions may be tested by anyone, voted up or down by registered users, and ultimately accepted into the code by one of a handful of CyanogenMod developers.

A version of ADW.Launcher, an alternative launcher (home screen) for the Android operating system, became the default launcher on CyanogenMod 5.0.8. The launcher provides additional features not provided by the default Android launcher, including more customization abilities (including icon themes, effects, and behavior), the ability to backup and restore configuration settings, and other features.[14][15]

CyanogenMod developers rejected implementing a system to prevent apps from accessing private information, as it may have upset vendors to the point of jeopardizing the existence of the CyanogenMod project.[16]

Actually the CyanogenMod  was published for some Smartphone we can upgrade the Android Os the Higher or better one.  Basically for Google Nexus Mobile Devices gets the Quick updates. for Samsung, HTC. Etc android devices. it take some time to upgrade to higher version. so CyanogenMod starts to get the source code of android (it open source ) they Made the suitable upgrade OS for the Higher Android Mobile OS.  Now days we can see most of the android users moving to CyanogenMod because of the Higher version upgrade.   (Eg: Normally Jellybean Doesn’t s supports with Samsung S, But with Cyanogen we can upgrade to Jellybean) Now lets see How Many Mobile Devices Supports with CynogenMod (Check the Below Link)

Note: with Cyanogenmod they can Bundle the Google products  with it etc-Google search, gmail, maps , Etc so what want to download these apps from android market.

Take a look about features between android and CyanigenMod


The Version History of CyanogenMod

Legend: Old version Older version, still supported Current version Future release


main version
Last or major
Notable changes[64]
3 Android 1.5
(Cupcake) 2009-07-01[65] 3.6.8 onwards based on Android 1.5r3
3.9.3 2009-07-22 [66] 3.9.3 onwards has FLAC support
4 Android 1.5/1.6
4.1.4 2009-08-30[67] 4.1.4 onwards based on Android 1.6 (Donut); QuickOffice removed from 4.1.4 onwards; Google proprietary software separated due to cease and desist from 4.1.99 onwards 2009-10-24[68] 4.2.3 onwards has USB tethering support; 4.2.6 onwards based on Android 1.6r2; 4.2.11 onwards added pinch zoom for Browser, pinch zoom and swipe for Gallery. Latest:
5 Android 2.0/2.1
5.0.8 2010-07-19[15] Introduced ADWLauncher as the default launcher. Last: 5.0.8
6 Android 2.2.x
6.0.0 2010-08-28[19] Introduced dual camera and ad-hoc Wi-Fi support
6.1.3 2010-12-06[69] 6.1.0 onwards based on Android 2.2.1. Last: 6.1.3
7 Android 2.3.x
7.0.3 2011-04-10[25] 7.0.0 onwards based on Android 2.3.3
7.1.0 2011-10-10[70] Based on Android 2.3.7[28]
7.2.0 2012-06-16 [63] New devices, updated translations, predictive phone dialer, ability to control haptic feedback in quiet hours, lockscreen updates, ICS animation backports, ability to configure the battery status bar icon, many bug fixes[28]
             8 Android 3.x
Not released Had been planned, but the source code to 3.0 Honeycomb was withheld by Google until the release of 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so CyanogenMod 8 was skipped.
9 Android 4.0.x
(Ice Cream Sandwich)
9.1 2012-08-29[32] Based on Android 4.0.x., Added support for SimplyTapp.
10 Android 4.1.x
(Jelly Bean)
10.0.0 2012-11-13[71] Based on Android 4.1.2. Expandable desktop mode. Built-in, root-enabled file manager.
Android 4.2.x
(Jelly Bean)
10.1 TBA[71] Based on Android 4.2

Chart From WikiPedia

This Chart Show the European Mobile phone market grows


What ever the new OS Coming Android(Google) Day by Day Developing  to make get more user in the market. 🙂

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