​CyanogenMod widens mid-range support for Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola devices

CyanogenMod arrives for handful of smartphones from rumoured Nexus maker Huawei, as well as WileyFox, Oppo, HTC, LG, and Samsung.

Huawei devices are gaining support from CyanogenMod. Image: CNET

After spending the past few months dealing with Android's Stagefright bugs, the developers of the Android ROM CyanogenMod -- not to be confused with its commercial cousin, Cyanogen OS -- have been working on expanded support for a slew of mid-range handsets.

For the first time in CyanogenMod's four-year history, the alternative Android ROM can be installed on Huawei devices. The first Huawei devices to gain support from CyanogenMod include the Honor 4, Ascend Mate 2, and Snapto, which can run a "nightly" build of the Android 5.1 based CM 12.1.

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As developers noted on the CyanogenMod blog on Tuesday, the builds for Huawei devices were made possible by the Chinese company's help, which comes ahead of the release of its rumoured Nexus phone.

That's notable for CyanogenMod fans because Google's Nexus devices are typically the first to gain support for each new version of Android. On that note, in six days Google will release Android Marshmallow and unveil Nexus phones from LG and Huawei, which are tipped to be called the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, respectively.

Also among the batch of new devices with CyanogenMod support include Motorola's 2015 variants of the Moto E and Moto G.

There's even support for the upcoming Swift and Storm from newly launched UK brand WileyFox. The handsets will be released with the commercial Cyanogen OS 12.1, however CyanogenMod developers say nightlies will be ready to go alongside the release of the two WileyFox handsets.

The other Cyanogen OS device gaining support from the community version is Smartfren's AndroMax Q for the Indonesian market. Other Cyanogen OS devices that already have CyanogenMod support include the Yuphoria and Yureka from India's Micromax-backed brand YU.

Oppo fans will also be treated in this update with support for Chinese vendor's new R7, R7 Plus, and R5Plus.

Finally, CyanogenMod developers have expanded support for the Korean version of LG's G3, HTC's M8 dual SIM, and Samsung's China and Japan variants of the Galaxy S5 as well as the S5 Duos.

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