Cyanogen OS will be the software backbone for a slew of $75 devices and probably a flagship in 2016

Cyanogen OS will be the software backbone for a slew of $75 devices and probably a flagship in 2016
Cyanogen just announced some tidbits of info regarding its 2016 roadmap, and from the looks of it, it's prepping for a grand year. The custom Android ROM developer that eventually went corporate is seemingly gearing itself to power numerous entry-level smartphones with its CyanogenOS firmware. 

How affordable exactly? As per Cyanogen, these will likely sell for around $75. However, the company did reveal information about its OEM partners; it only hinted that there are several of them. Still, we suppose that among these might be India-based Micromax and Lenovo-backed ZUK, which have already came up with their own CyanogenOS-powered handsets - the Yu Yuphoria and the ZUK Z1.

Apart from entry-level devices, it was also hinted that CyanogenOS will be also the firmware backbone of a mysterious flagship handheld. We have certain suspicions that this might be the ZUK Z2, but the possibility for another manufacturer to jump on board is always open.

source: Cyanogen



4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nice, hope they don't play the childish game of dumping partnership with those manufacturers like they did to much as I hate that their childish move, I still really value how their ROM keeps my OnePlus One both manufacturer and carrier independent.

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

After all that blood money Cyanogen got from Microsoft's deal to kill Google's preloaded apps and preload Microsoft's and trying to take Android away from Google... I will NEVER use a Cyanogen ROM/OS! Cyanogen = Judas!! Cyanogen instead betrayed themeselves. It's just a matter of time, thier deal with MS won't get the anywhere. Shameful Judas!!!

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Take it down a notch e-jesus, they want to make some money to fund their venture, that is fine. I don't like their move to MS but if it pushes Google even the slightest to for better than I'm all for it. Think about it, there's no way Android can be harmed by such a move. It can only help increase competition and move things forward.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Exactly! If I don't like whatever Mcirosoft app they installed over the Google counterpart, I simply uninstall it and grab the Google variant. Not sure what the big deal is...

5. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

So right!

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