When you know a little about the operating system, you can slightly modify the one of your mobile phone to adapt it to your needs. This is what Cyanogen Mod, a tool created by the American start-up Cyanogen, allows for example. Thanks to this OS (operating system = operating system), a connoisseur is able to uninstall applications and software overlays preinstalled by the manufacturer of the smartphone.
This mode to the “open” operating system, under Android, is developing. Cyanogen has just raised $ 80 million across the Atlantic from several investors including Premji Invest, Twitter Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated, Telefónica Ventures, Smartfren Telecom, Index Ventures, and Access Industries. according to TechCrunch.
These funds will enable it to recruit and accelerate the development of its OS platform. A basic trend seems to be emerging, Google had also tried to buy Cyanogen this fall, a sign of its interest. But from there to saying that CyanogenMod will really become an alternative to Android followed by the market, there is still a way to go.