CyanogenMod Inc.: “we have a new hardware partner”

Speculation that CyanogenMod, now a stand-alone company, is serious with its ambitions to enter the smartphone industry has been raging for a while now, and we've covered pretty much all there is to it.

Of course, as is to be expected, there was always a missing link – an actual, official confirmation that this is indeed the case, instead of telling, but ultimately unconfirmed signs. This nagging issue has now been taken care of by the folks behind CyanogenMod who have taken to Google+ to share the news of an upcoming hardware partnership:


So while we are still in the dark as to who might that partner be, we at least now know that the CM team means business. Of course, this doesn't exactly preclude us from jumping onto the speculation bandwagon, and noting that at this point it does seem very likely that Chinese Oppo will be the chosen one. Or the other way around. Either way, it would appear that the future holds some rather exciting events for all of us.

As always, stick around and rest assured that as soon as we know more, so will you.

source: Google+

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29 Comments

1. Kelley71

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

If you build a slider, Cyanogenmod, we will buy it.

2. mturby unregistered

we already have android, ios, windows phone, blackberry, firefox...so...no thanks.

4. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

CM is Android.

7. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Really appreciate you replying to a lot of comments Chris.P Anyway, yeah. @mturby CM is Android. It's a ROM in case you didn't know.

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Chris is a good author and a good reviewer, even though he talks too fast in his reviews, but I love it! I love the Bulgarian accent as well.

13. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

How do you know that he is bulgarian? I am too. :)

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ray, Victor, Daniel, Nick and Chris are from Bulgaria. Most PhoneArena reviewers are from Bulgaria, I know Chris is from Bulgaria is because he has the Bulgarian accent. I love Bulgarian accents. Since you're Bulgarian, you should visit them at the PhoneArena office. lol If I'm not wrong, their office is at Varna.

22. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Yes I know that their office is in Varna.. But I'm in Sofia :D We are roughly 5 hours away.. But yes someday I'm going to visit them :)

14. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

the ROM you mentioned is a customization of the Android, hence still an Android. And it is not so far away from the stock version, just some/a lot of user access to the Android internals. Other point is: if you can run Android apps on CM, then CM is Android. If you can run iOS apps on (say) ZZ mobile operating system, then most probably that one is based on iOS (LOL) You may want to check also Ubuntu in respect with Android ;) you'll notice some interesting facts there too ;) Peace!

20. mturby unregistered

i already know that, why carriers won offer CM phones? cuz it is not %100 android

21. mturby unregistered

i already know that, why carriers won offer CM phones? cuz it is not %100 android

18. mturby unregistered

i already know that, why carriers won offer CM phones? cuz it is not %100 android

23. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

lol that's just too funny man I'm not gonna bash you for not fully comprehending what ROMS are but I hope you try to understand android a little bit more man.

9. cordawgfrito

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

It is Android moron.

19. mturby unregistered

i already know that, why carriers won offer CM phones? cuz it is not %100 android

28. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

You're still a moron for your moronic reasoning. It's 100% android + extra.

3. qiangshengchen

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

cooperative partner oppo

5. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

HTC Please partner with CM :P

24. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

How about the sense ui?

25. Phonecall01 unregistered

I think Oppo would be a good partner. They make good hardware and It'll make it more unique as oppose to another version of the usual HTC/Samsung/LG/Motorola etc... Not to mention have you seen the latest Oppo displays?? Pretty awesome!

6. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Thought Oppo was already known to be the company to partner with CM, it runs their ROM right out of the box.

10. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Thats why I think they must have partenerd with someone else...

11. youdug

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

who cares? who runs CM anymore... : /

29. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Many people..

12. FakeMatt

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

CM should work it out so that they accomplish what Nexus devices have failed to do - early updates to the latest version of Android that bypasses carrier/manufacturer delays. If CM can deliver that in their CM-experience phones, they would be the only Android device I ever buy.

17. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Amen brother, praise the science, you have spoken by myeeeh words

15. anastasios7

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Can u imagine cm parting up with BlackBerry wow !!

26. Phonecall01 unregistered

Hardware quality wise that wouldn't be a bad pick...but...that name..."blackberry"... Could be tough to bring it back.

27. anastasios7

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Yes but all starts with a good os cm has is one of the best combine cm and blackberry and u have a very good phone

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