In the grand scheme, 10 million may be a little pinch mark on Google’s 1 billion devices running Android, but it is big for CyanogenMod and enough for them to start being picked up by OEM partners like Oppo, as they prepare to release the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition.
The most popular devices running CyanogenMod are the original Galaxy S and the Galaxy S2, which may be a bummer for Samsung who are aggressively pushing their TouchWiz skin to the masses, only to have it swapped with a more stock Android-friendly ROM.
CyanogenMod has put in a lot of effort to make their ROM as easy as possible for users to download and use – unlike some ROMs that will really change the experience, CyanogenMod looks to improve on what Google has set forward.
Most of the user interface on CyanogenMod stays the same as it would be on regular old stock Android and the team has worked hard on implementing small features that can make a users experience on Android a lot more safe and simple.
The team are currently trying to branch out into devices, the Oppo N1 is a nice start but the company would love to have a big name pick up their ROM, perhaps HTC or even Samsung might give it a shot, although we doubt the latter is even looking at stepping away from TouchWiz.
Next year for CyanogenMod is improvement, refinement and making their ROM available to all the more people without any work.