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CyanogenMod sprints past the 500k installs mark

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CyanogenMod sprints past the 500k installs mark
Last month, I commented on how the mod community is finally starting to get some respect from manufacturers, as seen in the loosening of policies on locked bootloaders by Motorola, HTC and Sony Ericsson, and with Samsung giving Galaxy S II handsets to Cyanogen developers to work on builds of the popular CyanogenMod for the device (which is just around the corner.) Now, CyanogenMod has hit a milestone in its install base, crossing the 500,000 mark. 

As of the writing of this article, CyanogenMod was sitting at just under 510,000 with ~381,000 official installs, and 129,000 unofficial installs (KANGs). The install base is averaging about 4k new installs per day. 

Of course, a total number of 510k isn't that much when you consider that Android is supposedly activating 550k new devices per day. That said, even though CyanogenMod is the most popular custom ROM, it still represents only a fraction of rooted devices running custom ROMs. CyanogenMod is popular because of its ubiquity. Most major devices, barring any real anti-hacking tech in the bootloader, will have a CyanogenMod build. And, the team is amazing at pushing out fast, reliable updates, often faster than any manufacturer would. 

It may be a small community, but it surely has a lot of influence, and we're looking forward to seeing the updates and features added in the future CyanogenMod releases. 

source: CMStats

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posted on 18 Jul 2011, 21:06 1

1. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


I always tell people community>corporations
like the Nokia N900, even though Nokia officially stopped the updates, community SSU is available with periodic updates
even though I am not an Android fan, but I tip my hat to CyanogenMod community

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 03:17

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)


community > corporations, but official support > unofficial support.

Prime example would obviously be Cydia, where there are a lot of really cool tweaks, skins, and such, but the availability of things like widgets - though they do exist - is severely limited by Apple's stupidity not to make them part of the OS.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 05:22 2

5. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


they dont include customs because in the end... they will integrate it in the true OS and claim that they invented it. just like the notifications bar in iOS 5

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 06:51

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Yeah... guess you're right. Why invest cash in actual innovation when you can just hire talented people, and claim their hard work as your own..

Seriously anyone who thinks Apple invented anything in the software department is either misinformed or an iSheep.

Even Mac OX is stealing from Linux lol..

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 22:30

2. Audelio13 (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


The guys on CM have done a great job, I'm actually bothered that I waited to put it on my Captivate, and have Serendipity longer. CM7 is THE best thing you can do for your android device, if it's available for it that is, and if it happens to be, DO IT!

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 00:54

3. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


Does anyone know how to put it on the Droid Incredible

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 07:37

7. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 301; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


this doesn't include ports.... there's no way to count how many times a port has been installed. there's easily 25 people using just the rom that i am on my HTC Droid Eris. and there's about 5 popular roms for the eris that are just ports of CM. i'm sure the number is much higher.

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