CyanogenMod is created based on the Android mobile operating system for smart operating system for smart phones and tablet computers. It is developed as free and open source replacement firmware distribution with original and third-party code. Specially prominent characteristics supported by CyanogenMod include native theming base, a large Access Point Name list, Free Lossless Audio Codes (FLAC) support, an Open VPN client, heighten reboot menu, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, CPU over clocking and performance intensity and soft buttons. CyanogenMod said to increase performance and reliability compared with official firmware releases. CyanogenMod has recorded over 2.5 million installs on a multitude of devices as of July 6,2012 even though only a portion of total CyanogenMod population select to report their use of the firmware.
CyanogenMod is developed with the official repositories being hosted on GitHub using a distributed revision control system. CyanogenMod have various versions. The latest versions since 2010 was CyanogenMod 6.It was released by Steve Kondik, the developer of the CyanogenMod, on August 28,2010.It was based on Android 2.2 with a codenamed Froyo. In 2011, CyanogenMod 7 developed based on Android 2.3′s source code. It was out in public on April 11, 2011. The CyanogenMod 7 has numerous series. CyanogenMod 7.1 was based on Android 2.3.4 and was released on October 10, 2011. CyanogenMod 7.2 is stable version was released on June16, 2012, based on Android 2.3.7. CyanogenMod 8 was skip for it was based on Android 3.x Honeycomb but no source code was provided by Google. CyanogenMod 9 was based on Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich and has been distributed especially for Samsung mobile phones Nexus S and Galaxy S. On June26, 2012, CyanogenMod 9 Candidate 1 was officially announced and out. Almost a month, Candidate 2 was proclaimed and released to add support for more Samsung Galaxy devices.
CyanogenMod team declare via Google+ account that CyanogenMod 10 would be based on Android 4.1 with a codename Jelly Bean and most likely be available for devices that currently supported by CyanogenMod 9.CyanogenMod fabulous features and the number of devices supported are increasing. No wonder, CyanogenMod quietly but quickly became one of the most well-known and used Android firmware distribution.