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CyanogenMod

An open source custom Android operating system that was designed to offer more flexibility than Google's stock Android. Introduced in 2009, a year after Android debuted, CyanogenMod added gesture recognition, camera enhancements, custom app permissions and various other tweaks, some of which were later incorporated by Google and major smartphone companies. See Android ROM.

CyanogenMod and Cyanogen OS
CyanogenMod was the community-driven version, and by 2015, there were more than 12 million downloads of this "custom ROM." Steve Kondik, whose forum handle was Cyanogen, created the OS and was founder and CTO of Cyanogen Inc., which offered the Cyanogen OS commercial version pre-installed on phones such as the OnePlus One. In 2016, Cyanogen Inc. closed, and the open source CyanogenMod version evolved into LineageOS (www.lineageos.org).


Cyanogen vs. Regular Android
Side by side, there seems little difference between the OnePlus One and the Note 4. However, Cyanogen OS was more customizable, and like Google's Nexus line, had a limited number of apps from the phone vendor.
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LineageOS sprouted as a rebranded CyanogenMod in late 2016 when the developers at CyanogenMod Inc announced the closure of the project.
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Many users prefer custom ROMs like CyanogenMod because they strip away the user interfaces added by device manufacturers and add other exclusive features, which one wouldn't find on stock Android or OEM firmware.
The developers managed to do this with an unofficial and early build of CyanogenMod 14, according to (http://www.androidauthority.com/nougat-oneplus-3-cyanogenmod-714824/) Android Authority.
However, the company later said that it would not bundle or pre-install Microsoft apps into CyanogenMod.
The main highlight of this smartphone is Cyanogenmod 12.1 instead of Lenovo's usual Vibe UI.
The phone runs CyanogenMod 12 and the launch touted as being 'world's first crowd sourced product launch'.
The latest (http://wccftech.com/update-galaxy-s4-i9505-to-android-5-0-1-cm12/) update comes from the CyanogenMod team specifically via the CyanogenMod 12 custom firmware.
Lenovo confirmed that the Z1 will come with CyanogenMod 12 in India.