A couple milestones for CyanogenMOD users today: the popular custom ROM has been installed over two million times, a very aggressive incline from the previous one-million number reached in January. The software took over three years to hit a million users, so that it doubled from one to two million users in less than six months is a testmanent to the mainstream movement of Android hacking.
We reported that CyanogenMOD had been made available to over 70 devices, and now there are 103 phones and tablets sporting either Gingerbread-based CM7 or Ice Cream Sandwich-based CM9. In addition to that milestone, the CyanogenMOD team has added real device names to the Download page so you can more easily tell which device corresponds to a certain code name.
It’s important to understand that even though there are over 350 million Android devices on the market, CyanogenMOD is often the only way for users to load the latest version of Android. CM9, based on Ice Cream Sandwich, is made available to devices such as the Nexus One and Motorola Atrix which don’t have official 4.0 builds. The ROM is also free of bloatware or carrier modifications, making it the more like Nexus software since it is built from the Android Open Source Project.
If you’re interested in learning more about CyanogenMOD for your phone, head on over to the Download page to see if your device is supported.