Given that a month ago, Cyanogen announced that their operating system, CyanogenMod, has surpassed the user numbers of Windows Mobile and Blackberry combined, things aren’t all that bright for Microsoft. This is quite the surprise, as CyanogenMod is nothing more than a modded version of Android, and the fact that it managed to do better than two hugely-advertised operating systems is truly astonishing.
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Cyanogen, creators of the most popular Android ROM, have recently announced that they have just hit the 50 million user barrier, surpassing Windows Phone and Blackberry numbers combined. Adnan Begovic, a popular Cyanogen employee, has dropped this bombshell at the Seattle Code Rush, where he blew everyone’s minds with this amazing accomplishment. The news is even more surprising when you take into account that CyanogenMod isn’t even a standalone platform, but a modified version of Android.