Cyanogen has come a long way since its days as a custom Android ROM for the HTC G1/Dream, and today the company took two more big steps toward establishing itself as a major player in mobile.
Cyanogen has revealed a fresh new logo with a simple font and a bright blue color. The firm says that its new look is “fresh, expansive, and free,” and that it reflects its open attitude. Cyanogen has also updated its website with its new look, pointing out that the site is fully responsive and has a focus on bright colors and readability.
In addition to revealing its new look, Cyanogen has formed a partnership with Qualcomm. The partnership will add support for Cyanogen OS features an user interface enhancements to Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 400, and 600 devices. These features will be available with the release of Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) in April, which is meant to help streamline the process of creating devices with lower development costs.
Cyanogen has a goal of making its custom version of Android a major platform in mobile, and this partnership with Qualcomm could help with that by streamlining and polishing entry-level devices and making them more friendly to Cyanogen OS. Plus, partnering with a huge company like Qualcomm gives even more legitimacy to Cyanogen and its efforts.