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From Office intrigue and Windows 10 revelations, to Google's apology, faster 'broadband', the end of the Surface 2, and a LOT of iPhones, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
OnePlus has announced that the new ROM for its One (and only) handset will be called 'OxygenOS', and has committed to keeping it "open, customizable, and free of bloat and unnecessary features."
Microsoft is said to be investing in the company that develops the CyanogenMod user experience for Android devices, in a round of equity financing worth around $70 million.
OnePlus has released a public 'alpha' preview version of its new Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM, which is available to download and install now - and it looks very similar to the standard Lollipop release.
OnePlus has launched the One in India, but only the 64GB model will be sold there, and the usual CyanogenMod UX will be replaced by a beta version of the company's own Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM.
OnePlus has announced that its smartphone won't be updated to latest versions of CyanogenMod in India due to Cyanogen's deal with a local manufacturer, but will get a different ROM instead
The team behind the Cyanogenmod Android custom ROM have explained that they are not intending to release an Android L version of the operating system until it is past the developer preview stage.
OnePlus delivered what many thought was impossible - a handset with high-end specs for almost half the price of rival flagships. But how? According to the company's CEO, it's selling each One at cost.
OnePlus has finally revealed their debut smartphone, the OnePlus One, which will go on sale in the U.S., Europe and Asia for $299 for the 16GB model with no contract, and $349 for the 64GB version.
Images purporting to show the OnePlus One have leaked, finally revealing the device that the company claims will be the "best smartphone ever" - but sales will be limited by a complex 'invite system'.
OnePlus has revealed the 16 markets in which it will launch its "perfect smartphone", along with local pricing information. But can the company deliver the "best smartphone ever" at such low cost?
OnePlus, the company that claims to be creating "the perfect smartphone" has announced its first product, the OnePlus One, will be officially launched on April 23rd.
CyanogenMod releases an update to GalleryNext beta application which supports Roku and Chromcast to allow streaming of photos from a local or cloud source like Facebook, Google+, and Dropbox.
Days after revealing that its "perfect smartphone" with "flagship specs" will launch for under $500, OnePlus now says it will in fact cost far less - under $400 - but the device itself remains unseen.
Start-up manufacturer OnePlus has revealed that its "perfect smartphone" - featuring the "best specs", superlative design and materials, and a customised version of CyanogenMod - will cost under $500.
The company that promised to launch the "perfect smartphone" says that its OnePlus One will feature the "best specs" along with CyanogenMod, and will be "more attractive than any phone on the market."
Today the team behind CyanogenMod, the popular open source community-built Android operating system, announced their first Google-approved phone for retail sale: The Oppo N1.
The first CyanogenMod powered smartphone, Oppo N1 will be launching on December 24 and has received official certification from Google in order to have native access to the Play Store.
New venture OnePlus has ambitious plans to build "the perfect phone at a disruptive price", saying consumers should "never settle" for anything less, and asking what they want to see in the device.
Cyanogen, Inc. has announced that they have removed their recently launched CyanogenMod Installer app from the Play Store after being told by Google that it violated the Store's developer terms.
The team behind the CyanogenMod firmware for Android plans to grow its user base to become larger than Windows Phone, with $7m in funding and a hardware manufacturer partnership to be announced soon.
We may have reviewed Ice-cream Sandwich and Jelly bean in the past, but maybe it's time for a better, faster and much more customizable experience than any OEM ROM available for Android can provide?
The developers from the CyanogenMod project have shared a pre-release version of their launcher for Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich.
One of the developers for the CyanogenMod ROM for rooted Android phones has estimated the release date for their ROM to be somewhere in January.
The mod team known as Team TouchDroid have apparently disbanded after its multi-touch Android mod for HP's TouchPad device was proven to have code taken from the Cyanogenmod team.
An Android port to HP's discontinued TouchPad could be closer than previously thought, after the CyanogenMod team showed off an early build running on the tablet.
Renowned Android developer and custom ROM extraordinaire, Steve Kondik (aka Cyanogen and father of CyanogenMod), has revealed that he has joined the Samsung Mobile team as a software engineer.
When it comes to supporting homebrew, corporations are usually against the modification to their platforms. But it seems that at least one company may be embracing alternative scene by giving away free hardware to support...