In an eventful 2015, Cyanogen got $80 million (that’s about INR 497 crores) funding that involved Twitter, Qualcomm, Telefonica Rupert Murdoc and more as investors; managed to shake hands with Microsoft for its preloaded removable apps on Cyanogen OS based devices.
Cyanogen Details even bigger plans for 2016 including INR 5,000 devices across multiple OEMs and multiple markets; high performance, no compromise software on inexpensive hardware supported through multiple OS revisions; powerful common SDKs for platform with focus on apps; eliminating bloat via improved integrating apps and resources for the community, and a with an asterisk marked on top of the word as the company didn’t reveal any details about it.
Cyanogen Co-Founder and CTO Steve Kondik also hinted that CM13 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow may be released in time for the holidays.
The company introduced Cyanogen Apps Package or C-Apps. It also listed the features that will come with the initial C-Apps Package. It includes Theme Chooser with per-app theming, Theme Store, AudioFX, Cyanogen Accounts, Gallery, Dialer with TrueCaller integration, and Email powered by Boxer. The new apps package is targeted at CyanogenMod users who want to use features that are only available on devices running the commercial Cyanogen OS. Notably, C-Apps will require the latest version of CM 12.1 to run properly.
The community in a blog post said that, Cyanogen OS includes a variety of apps and services that leverage CyanogenMod’s open platform. As CM users, these apps were previously unavailable to you unless you bought a Cyanogen OS powered retail phone. Starting today, we’re announcing the release of the Cyanogen Apps Package (C-Apps). It is also noted that C-Apps will be available as an optional download will not come preloaded on CyanogenMod releases.
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