Nokia 6 Is Running A CyanogenMod 14-Based UI

January 12, 2017 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

The Nokia 6 seems to be running a UI that is based on CyanogenMod 14 (CM14), which is something we did not expect. If you navigate to the settings menu of the Nokia 6, and dive into the software sub-menu, you’ll notice that Nokia is actually using an interface based on CyanogenMod 14, in other words, the company did not make its own UI for the Nokia 6. Now, as some of you might know, the OnePlus One also launched with CyanogenMod, the device ran CyanogenMod 13 before the company opted to shift over to their very own OxygenOS, which actually received a lot of praise since it launched.

If you take a look at the provided image, you’ll get to see a confirmation that the Nokia 6’s software is based on CyanogenMod 14, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but considering that CyanogenMod is re-branding to Lineage OS, we’ll see what happens from this point on, it is possible that Nokia plans to keep running on this software, and that their upcoming devices will be based on CyanogenMod 14, and down the road, it is possible that Lineage OS will take over. On the other hand, it is possible that Nokia is preparing their very own software for the near future, as the company is rumored to release a Snapdragon 835-powered flagship next month during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Nokia had already scheduled a press conference for February 26th, and even though we cannot confirm that the company is preparing to launch a flagship smartphone, rumors seem to point in that direction.

The Nokia 6 is HMD Global’s first Nokia-branded smartphone, and it is running Android, as we’ve already mentioned. The Nokia 6 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, this handset is fueled by the Snapdragon 430 64-bit octa-core processor, and the Adreno 505 GPU for graphics. The phone packs in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. The Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, while a 3,000mAh battery can also be found on the inside of this phone. A 16-megapixel camera can be found on the back of this phone, and an 8-megapixel shooter is placed on the device’s front side.