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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "CyanogenMod"?

CyanogenMod is an operating system developed by Cyanogen Inc. and built off Google?s Android platform. However, because Cyanogen does not adhere to certain Google guidelines for certain aspects of the OS it is classed as a forked Android system. One of the advantages of CyanogenMod is that it offers numerous features and tools that are not available on the normal Android platform.

There are four versions of the operating system:

CyanogenMod 10 (Android 4.1), 10.1 (Android 4.2), 10.2 (Android 4.3) and 11 (Android 4.4). The variants of the firmware are split into categories, such as: Stable, Release Candidate, M-series and Nightlies.

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