Koushik Dutta, a developer behind the popular Android custom ROM CyanogenMod is building an app store which will specifically cater the needs of tweakers and offer will banned apps. The upcoming storing will offer a plethora of banned content, such as custom ROMs, classic gaming emulators which were banned due to copyright issues, unofficial tethering apps removed to appease mobile operators, visual voicemail apps, one click rooting apps and much more. Koushik Dutta had earlier indicated that he was toying with the idea for an app store for banned apps, but today he has shown off an early build of the apps store, as reported by TechCrunch. Looks like this is going to one popular app store for the one million CyanongenMod users out there.
CyanogenMod is one of the most popular custom Android ROMs currently available. With a wide rang of supported devices, and active developer community, the Android enhancement gets a fair number of installs. Just how many installs, you ask? CyanogenMod has published statistics for its most recent build CyanogenMod 7 and the numbers are quite impressive. Version 7 has been installed 217,894 times at time of article writing. Nearly 45% of those installs occurred in the U.S. and Sweden, with Norway, Finland, and the U.K. rounding out the top five installers. A pretty impressive feat. Congrats to the CyanogenMod development community!
Maybe your Android handset hasn’t been bless with an official build of Gingerbread just yet, or maybe your device’s iteration of Google’s latest mobile operating system isn’t performing up to snuff. Either way, you now have unofficial official options, as Cyanogen has announced the release of CyanogenMod 7.0 for a host of Android handsets. Based on Android 2.3.3, the code brings dozens of extra check-boxes and features to your device allowing you to inflict more of your personal steez on to your phone. If you’re interested in further customizing your set, hit the read link, have yourself a download, and enjoy the mack-daddy of custom Android ROMs.