A growing software movement is quietly taking hold on Android-based devices, allowing people to customize smartphones and tablets more to their liking.
What's known as Android "software mods" can soup up devices with mobile Wi-Fi hot spots, new looks, alternative text messaging and more. Personalizing Google's operating system has morphed beyond geeky obsession as a means to add new features.
Startup Cyanogen is leading the way. With "tens of millions" of installs, today it announced $23 million in funding for its popular CyanogenMod mobile software.
"Currently, we're like Android on steroids and LSD. There's a bunch of features that you can't get on stock Android ... that you just can't do with any other OS," says CEO Kirt McMaster.
Cyanogen gets $ 23 million for 'Android on steroids' operating system (Los Angeles Times)
Cyanogen, The Dark Horse: Custom Android ROM Maker Raises Another $ 23 ... (International Business Times)
Android, iOS, and...CyanogenMod for Third Mobile Platform? (Top Tech News)
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