Cyanogen OS Powered Smartphone

The Spanish telco brings a Smartphone with the Aquaris X 5 of the Spanish manufacturer BQ as the first network operator with the alternative Android ROM Cyanogen OS on the market. First in Spain, soon but also in our country

According to, the Telefónica Group takes on cyanogen OS in the range of mobile phone subsidiaries in Germany, Britain and Spain. Telefónica and working with the Spanish manufacturer BQ, whose Aquaris X featured in the October 5 in a variant with cyanogen OS 12.1 now MoviStar in Spain is available. O2 in Germany and Britain to follow suit “in the next few weeks”, 2016 gradually are then the other daughters of the land.

Vanilla Android

Cyanogen OS is the commercial offshoot of the community project CyanogenMod with which users can load a manufacturer software-free Android version on the Smartphone. The operating system has been inserted, inter alia by the Chinese “flagship killer” Oneplus meanwhile developed an own Android-derivative called OxygenOS. Telefónica ventures is involved in the most recent round of investment for cyanogen, companies such as Microsoft and Foxconn are engaged in emerging start-up.

5 incher with LTE

Cyanogen OS 12.1 is based on Android 5.1.1. The BQ Aquaris X 5 is a 5 incher with LTE and a Snapdragon 412 from Qualcomm, which are 2 GByte RAM to the page. The 16 GB memory can be expanded with a microSD card. With the 2900 mAh battery, the manufacturer ‘longer run times than comparable smartphones’ promises. The phone weighs less than 150 grams and is only 7.5 mm thick. The main camera dissolves with 13 Megapixel, the five megapixel front camera. Price for the German market, Telefónica is still no information.

The Spanish manufacturer BQ had presented the Ubuntu Smartphone Aquaris E5 HD in the summer. (vbr)