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Android variant Cyanogenmod passes one million installs

Community effort hits a big milestone
Fri Jan 13 2012, 15:34

ANDROID DERIVATIVE Cyanogenmod has surpassed one million recorded installs.

Yesterday Koushik Dutta, a member of the Cyanogenmod team, announced that the distribution had reached the one million installs milestone. Cyanogenmod is a community led distribution based on Google's Android known for supporting many smartphones and tablets.

According to Cyanogenmod's statistics, just under 24 per cent of Cyanogenmod users run 7.1. While detractors claim that Android is fragmented between several different vendors, Cyanogenmod's statistics show that the vast majority of its users run Cyanogenmod 7.0 or above, near the latest bleeding edge of Android.

Cyanogenmod is often the quickest and easiest way for users with older Android devices to stay up-to-date with the latest Android releases. The Cyanogenmod team is presently working on Cyanogenmod 9, which will be based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Last year Cyanogenmod hit the headlines for releasing an early version of its Android distribution that ran on HP's Touchpad tablet. The Touchpad build of Cyanogenmod is still in an alpha stage, however for owners of HP's abandoned tablet it could be the only way to keep their devices useful.

Cyanogenmod's installed base grew by over 8,000 in 24 hours according to its figures. The distribution's popularity seems to be steadily growing along with the number of devices it supports. µ


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