Cyanogen 13.1 brings new 'Mod' features to the OnePlus One



OnePlus One owners are currently in the process of receiving the update to Cyanogen 13.1. The update includes a number of Microsoft based Mods. For example, with the update Skype calls can start directly from the Cyanogen phone app. If you are in a call with a person using an Android or Cyanogen powered device, you can quickly and easily switch from a cellular voice call to a Skype video call. You can even add more Skype credit to your account directly from Cyanogen's phone app. From the Cyanogen contact card, you can search for a contact and call him/her.

The Cortana Mod will now allow you to ask Cortana to snap a selfie which results in an automatic countdown giving you time to prepare for the picture. And Cortana can now be accessed from the lock screen. This allows you to have the virtual assistant help you set alarms, reminders, search and more by waking your device and swiping to the left. Sorry, Cortana is available only for those in the U.S.

You can now create time-lapse video using the Microsoft Hyperlapse Mod for Camera. Filming time-lapse video is as easy as 1-2-3. One, open the camera app; two, switch to Hyperlase mode, and three, begin filming. This will also work with existing videos on your device. And with the update to Cyanogen 13.1, OneNote Mods work from the email and phone apps to help you stay organized. And while not a Microsoft feature, the update allows Twitter users to see updates right on the lock screen.

Mods are available on Cyanogen 13 and higher and "are your favorite features right where you expect them." For example, features for your camera are found in the camera app (which is where you'd expect them to be). For more information about Mods, click on the video at the top of this story.


source: Cyanogen, Microsoft via AndroidCentral

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14 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hohoho, my OnePlus One is just about to get even more awesome! This is another of many examples why I say Cyanogen OS is what stock Android should be!!

3. benoita74

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 20, 2015

No, this is Microsoft forcing itself onto your phone, system wide integrated advertising, one could say

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1068; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

No, that's what you think.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Forcing? Nothing is forced when I can easily uninstall it if I want...

7. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

The counter argument could be if you want it you can just as easily install it yourself? This is just a money and marketshare grab by both Microsoft and Cyanogen. Thank god there still is CyanogenMod which is what CyangenOS should be, in my opinion.

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"The counter argument could be if you want it you can just as easily install it yourself?" Not here in Canada, Cortana isn't available on the Canadian google play store. More convenient to have it pre-installed an easy to uninstall in this case... "This is just a money and marketshare grab by both Microsoft and Cyanogen." It's partly that for sure, but there's other uses besides Microsoft's applications...

10. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Not being in Canada, blame Microsoft. The beauty of Android you can sideload apps easily.

13. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Cyanogen OS mods are not limited only to microsoft apps (think Twitter + Lockscreen mod). For example - if google want, hangouts could've similar integration into dialer app as skype.

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

CyNoMoDs !!

5. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

i remember the time when cyongen was all about simple smooth bloatware-free software things have changed to the worse in the last 2 years unfortunately

9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

CynogenMod and Cyanogen OS are not the same thing, idiot.

14. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

CyanogenMod is still bloat free and will always be. CyanogenOS is shipping build with added features (which you think is bloat).

15. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Samsung should partner with Cyanogen to provide Cyanogen OS on Galaxy S devices. I'd love to have Samsung's best hardware S7 (edge) powered by best android build.

19. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

CyanogenMod is the best mobile OS period.

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