Anyone who has been interested in custom or alternative Android ROMs would have either heard of CyanogenMod or more likely, have tried their ROM. Not to mention, anyone who has purchased a OnePlus One over the course of the last year will be very familiar with the commercial Cyanogen operating system, Cyanogen OS. Both CyanogenMod and Cyanogen OS from the collective operating systems by Cyanogen and over the course of the last year, the company has been in the progress of evolving. In fact, the release of Cyanogen OS as a dedicated commercial OS (in comparison to CyanogenMod which is a ‘community’ OS) has been very much part of the evolution of Cyanogen.
At the same time, and since Google unveiled the latest Android Operating System, Android 5.0 (Lollipop), Cyanogen (both Mod and OS) has been hard at work porting android Lollipop over to their particular flavor. At present, CyanogenMod is available for a number of devices in Lollipop form, under the guise ‘CM12’, although these ports are still in a beta or ‘nightly’ flavour. That said, Cyanogen are gearing up to release their new and stable version of Lollipop in the coming weeks. However, before that occurs, Cyanogen have today announced that they are rebranding the company and also relaunching their website to be more in sync with their new brand identity. According to Cyanogen, the rebranding is to coincide with their move more towards their ethos of a “focus on an open Android platform/ecosystem to drive innovation, and benefit consumers, developers, and hardware makers”.
As a result of the new branding, we can now reveal what is the new Cyanogen Logo going forward. The image above is a representation of what to expect from Cyanogen in terms of their new branding. Not to mention, below are a few screenshots highlighting how their new and re-branded version of Cyanogen OS is going to look. You can see from the images that the new look is very much in line with the principles of Material Design and Android 5.0 in general. The new design is much more colorful, brighter and fuller. The images below provide a snapshot of what the icons will look like, their Theme feature, AudioFX music player and also the camera function. For more information, you can head over to the newly rebranded Cyanogen website. In the meantime, make sure to let us know what you think of the new design, new logo and new Cyanogen identity.