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CyanogenMod Teases “New” Hardware Partner, Not Quite Ready to Reveal Though


This afternoon, CyanogenMod took to its official Google+ page to tease a new piece of info to anxious fans, claiming that they do in fact have a new hardware partner. Previous speculation has pointed to OPPO unveiling another CM-powered device, but other guesses are leaning towards OEMs such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, and even HTC. Given the post clearly states “new” partner, it is anyone’s best guess at this point.Β 

Lot’s of rumors circling the net.Β We’re not quite ready to lift the veils but we can confirm that we have a new hardware partner!Β Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks for info on this next adventure!

The team mentions that they will have more info in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to their G+ page.

Any guesses as to who will make the new CyanogenMod device?

Via: +CyanogenMod

Cheers kaufkin!

  • More fragmentation, whoohoo

  • AndroidUser00110001

    New hardware start up with the founder being that guy who just left OPPO.

    My guess…

  • kixofmyg0t

    It’s Samsung. Just look at their supported device list. They even support samsung washers and dryers.

    • Grasshopper239


      • bitpimpin

        that thing is more bezel than it is phone

  • Zach B.
    • brkshr

      He deleted both tweets now. He basically confirmed ZTE as the hardware partner twice. He would have been better off trying to play it off on the second tweet rather than saying he was sorry for outing it the first time. Thus confirming it again.

      • Adrynalyne

        I consider Jcase a friend of mine, and I can tell you, his MO with twitter is to troll.

        • brkshr

          Uh huh… πŸ˜‰

          • Adrynalyne

            I’m ok with you not believing me πŸ˜‰

          • Jeff McLean

            Agreed. He likes to troll twitter like its no one else’s business.

            Irony if he was just trolling and it really did end up being them… o.O

          • Adrynalyne


  • dazz1996

    CyanogenMod is now the new Nexus line, watch out Google

    • Adrynalyne

      Without Google, there is no CM. I think they need not watch out πŸ˜‰

  • MikeCiggy


    I’ll go back to my hole.

    • Ej McCarty

      I would actually enjoy a blackberry phone like the bold running either regular Android or cm

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      I’d be fine with more choices, but all this fuzz from CM and it’s not even on all carriers. I think it was overseas even. If you’re make announcements, it’d be nice if people could get it on their carrier of choice

  • Alan Paone

    Don’t care who it is as long as the phone is less of a raging dumpster fire the n1 was

  • geedee82

    I’d personally LOVE to see a Sony device running CM stock.

  • hooligan


  • serotheo

    What if its something completely unexpected.. like LG? o.O

    The OEM could really be any of them.. considering Oppo already partnered, the most likely manufacturer is crossed off that ist.

    • BigMixxx

      I actually think it’s lg.

      But Alas, it may be the BLU folks. They have some serious up and coming stuff.

  • brkshr

    They have become quite the tease lately.

  • Sgs2

    (0. Oppo)
    1. ZTE
    2. Huawei
    3. Sony

    • Ken Bosse

      ZTE was my first thought

  • bimmer305

    It is ZTE. Justin announced it on tweeter. Where have you guys been?

    • GutterIsATool

      He also said it would be running CM 13, so I kind of feel like he’s just trolling everybody. He likes to do that.

      • Adrynalyne

        Yeah, I suspect he is trolling as well.

  • schoat333

    Nice. I’d like to see Sony or HTC. That would be awesome!

    • Ej McCarty

      I think your keyboard added HTC on accident

  • Hope it’s not HTC, they’re better than that, GPe program shows that.

  • Bunklung


  • jpxa

    What’s the biggest points of interest differentiating this from stock and just getting a nexus? I mean if it were Paranoid Android I might understand… PIE, HALO, etc…. (honest question)

    • Adrynalyne

      More features, less stability.

      • tyguy829

        i would argue with the less stability part. the whole point of getting hardware partners is to create a build specifically for that device from the ground up to get great stability

        • Adrynalyne

          And I would argue with you about it. A device from the ground up doesn’t eliminate bugs and CM (like all other roms out there) has more bugs than stock Android.

          • AndroidUser00110001

            Do you run CM? I have been running CM on and off for a few years now. I believe the whole CM is so buggy thing is from when they first started compared to where they are now. I have been running CM 10.2 on my G2 since the first build drop and never ran into any major bugs. The biggest bug for G2 from what I read in the XDA thread was Bluetooth connecting to car system. It has been fixed and it is now more than adequate as a daily driver and just as stable as many OEM ROMs, if not more stable.

            Before that I was running it on the S4 with no issues that would stop it from being a your everyday OS.

          • Adrynalyne

            Clearly you didn’t read. The original question was the difference between this and stock with a Nexus, not some comparison with different OEM roms. I am sorry but they build off AOSP. AOSP is not stock. It is stock with closed source components ripped out. On top of that they (CM) have added features and customized it. This does and will add bugs on top of the ones already in AOSP. The results? Something buggier and less stable than stock.

            Nobody said it was full of major bugs. I never mentioned the severity. Nobody mentioned it wasn’t fine for a daily driver either. However what I said is inevitable fact.

      • geedee82

        Like Touchwiz?

        • Adrynalyne

          Touchwiz adds the feature of less performance too.

          • Alan Paone

            Along with putting obstacles in front of all the features

          • geedee82

            All wrapped inside a vomit inducing UI.

    • tyguy829

      nexus devices are supposed to be ‘pretty good’ hardware for a really good price. People buy them because they want stock android and the whole open, unlocked experience, etc. But some people don’t want the compromises that come with the low price tag. Imagine this as a sort more high end nexus that will probably cost $600 or so, but running CM opposed to purely stock android.

      • brkshr

        I doubt CM will release binaries and source for some things though.

        • tyguy829

          oh good point. i’m sure it will at least have an unlocked bootloader and hopefully factory images available though

          • brkshr

            I’ll bet you’re right on both accounts there.

    • schoat333

      If this is an honest question, you need to try CM vs stock Android.

  • Adrynalyne

    First post. Sorry, I’ve always wanted to do that.

    • Adrynalyne

      Thats right. Downvote me. DO IT MOAR.

      • It’s only sad because you were actually second πŸ™

        • Adrynalyne

          Not on my screen πŸ™

          • Ej McCarty

            Just on everyone else’s

          • Adrynalyne

            I guess. I’ve looked at the posts here and none are older than mine (or even the same timestamp) so….can you find one thats older? Post a screenshot.

          • Guest

            Good enough?

          • Adrynalyne

            Stolen from me. HE STOLE IT FROM ME.

            I am devastated.


        • brkshr