Jan 12 AT 11:49 AM Sean Riley 1 Comment

CyanogenMod now officially supports Android One

Android One

When Google calls their shot on taking aim at “the next billion users” with Android One, it stands to reason that everyone is going to want a piece of that billion, and CyanogenMod is no exception.

There has actually been a CyanogenMod build available for Android One for some time now, but it was unofficial and lacked both dual SIM and cellular support, so it wasn’t exactly something you were going to put on your daily driver. This first official build is CM 11, which is KitKat-based, but an update to the Lollipop based CM 12 is in the works already.

All three of the current Android One devices are supported by the same build thanks to their nearly-identical hardware. And speaking of the hardware, the CM team pointed out that this is the first time they have officially supported a device using a Mediatek chipset.

While most of us are forever trying to get the most advanced hardware out there, it is nice to see Cyanogen offering support for some of the lowest-end Android hardware on the market.

Source: CyanogenMod Blog

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • KC

    Pointless now. I was favorable to CyanogenMod all the time until they betrayed OnePlusOne in the India launch.

    Now even OnePlusOne has shied away from an Android-based built by CyanogenMod. No one can trust the sort of support and crap one will get from CyanogenMod.