The Next Page

The last year has been a wild ride for us at CyanogenMod. We took the big leap, and decided that it was time to turn our part-time hobby into a full-time company by forming Cyanogen Inc. with our partners at Benchmark and Redpoint Ventures by way of a Series A round in April. Since then, many new doors have opened up, and things that once seemed impossible for us as solely an open-source community are becoming reality.

Our goal for starting the company has always been to create the best possible mobile experience, and we believe that you should have the freedom to get that experience on any hardware you choose. Everyone contributing to the project is also an end user, and this is a really powerful idea.There is no way for an isolated product planning team to come up with every off-the-wall idea unless they have unearthed it via extensive market research. The CM …

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A New Chapter

To all CyanogenMod users, contributors, and fans:

What follows is a true story. No names have been changed to protect the guilty. Let’s take it from the beginning:

May 25, 2009 was one of those days when something that seemed completely trivial drastically changed the course of my life. It was my first post on XDA Developers, announcing my new ROM for the T-Mobile G1. I’m terrible with names, so I just slapped “mod” onto the end of my handle and ran with it. I was a total noob and fully expecting to be laughed off the forums, but I did it anyway. I was pretty happy with this thing and even though it wasn’t really anything that new, since I was building off the work of the legendary JF, I figured that maybe someone would think it was decent. The response was great. Way better than I imagined. I was hooked, and have spent …

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CM-10.1 M-Series Builds Have Arrived

With CM10 we started doing “M-Series” builds every month. These builds are intended to be mostly stable and ready for everyday use. We suspended building these after the initial release in order to focus on 10.1, which is now on track to a stable release. Today we are doing our first M build for 10.1, based on Jelly Bean MR1. More devices are being worked on, and are available as nightly builds for the time being.

We’re building M for these devices: * Samsung Captivate * Samsung Nexus S (+4G) * Samsung Galaxy S3 USA models (D2*) * Samsung Galaxy S (galaxysmtd/galaxysbmtd) * Google Nexus 7 * Google Galaxy Nexus (all variants) * Google Nexus 4 * Google Nexus 10 * ODroid U2 * Samsung P3100, P3110 * Samsung P5100, P5110

Head over to Get.CM to find a build for your device.

Enjoy our first release of CM-10.1 and please report any and all …

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Domain situation has been resolved

(ciwrl wrote this, I’m just posting on his behalf so this is resolved)

So earlier today we put up a post on what prompted us to transition to our new CyanogenMod.org domain. We refrained from identifying the ex-member out of respect for his privacy and career outside of CM. Suffice it to say you guys aren’t slouches, and figured it out on your own.

With that said, the ex-member in question contacted us and has agreed to hand over control of the CyanogenMod.com domain. This was done as amicably as these things can be, and CM did not pay the fee he requested.

We will still be using CyanogenMod.org as our primary domain, and the .com address will simply redirect to this new domain. Ironically enough, ‘.org’ is better than ‘.com’ as we are not a commercial entity, and is far more in line with how CyanogenMod is structured.

We received a …

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CyanogenMod 10 :: M2

Continuing with this month’s M-Series release, M2 is burning up CPU time on the build servers right now!

The M-Series is our monthly release series. The devices we build M for are essentially stable, and ready to be your daily driver.

We are building M2 for these devices:

Galaxy Nexus GSM (maguro) Galaxy Nexus VZW (toro) Galaxy Nexus Sprint (toroplus) Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G (i9100g) Galaxy S2 AT&T LTE (skyrocket) Galaxy S2 T-Mobile (hercules) Galaxy S (galaxysmtd) Galaxy S B (galaxysbmtd) Captivate (captivatemtd) Galaxy S3 Sprint (d2spr) Galaxy S3 VZW (d2vzw) Galaxy S3 AT&T (d2att) Galaxy S3 TMO (d2tmo) Galaxy S3 US Cellular (d2usc) Motorola Xoom (wingray/stingray) Nexus S (crespo) Nexus S 4G (crespo4g) Galaxy Note AT&T (quincyatt) Galaxy Note T-Mobile (quincytmo) Google Nexus 7 (grouper) LG Nitro HD (p930) LG Optimus Black (p970) LG Optimus LTE SKT (su640) Sony Xperia Acro S (hikari) Sony Xperia S (nozomi)

More devices are on the way! Many other …

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CyanogenMod 10 :: M1

Something we have learned over the past few months is that if you don’t release, someone else will do it for you. Since we are open-source, we absolutely encourage it! Unfortunately, the quality of unofficial builds can vary, and we are serious about quality. Of course nightlies are always available, but we realized that having something that is a bit more stable on a more frequent basis is important. Starting now, we are rolling out our M-Series releases. M-Series builds will be done at the beginning of every month. We did a soft freeze of the codebase for the last week, blocking new features in order to stabilize. Our plan is to continue this (assuming that the response is good) up until stable release, and onward.

We aren’t exactly sure what M stands for. “Monthly”, “milestone”, or perhaps “MINE ALL MINE!”. Whatever it is, I hope that we are meeting the needs of community.

M-Series …

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