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Cyanogen Unveils New Branding and Logo

by Jacob Kleinman | April 4, 2014April 4, 2014 1:30 pm PST

Cyanogen unveiled a new logo on Friday, switching out Cid for new geometric branding. The company’s old mascot will still play a role as a symbol within the CyanogenMod community, while the new minimalist logo will represent Cyanogen software to the world.

The new branding, a large hexagon in two pieces with a smaller hexagon inside, represents the three central pillars of CyanogenMod: customization, security and open source. The center hexagon, standing for the ability to customize your software, represents the core of Cyanogen. The C-shaped piece on the left represents security and privacy for users, while the smaller arrow-shaped piece on the right side is supposed to point towards future possibilities that come from Cyanogen’s open source community.

The new Cyanogen branding will presumably grace any new smartphones that come with its software pre-installed. It wasn’t that long ago that CyanogenMod was just another Android ROM—albeit an extremely popular one—but the company has made huge strides since then, culminating in the launch of an Oppo N1 variant with CyanogenMod pre-installed. Next up is the highly-anticipated OnePlus One, though we’re guessing Cyanogen is already planning its next big move.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...