It’s easy to get confused between the folks at Cyanogen Inc. and CyanogenMod. The former deals mostly with Cyanogen OS which is an operating system that is sold and installed on smartphones like the OnePlus One, Yu Yureka, and so on. CyanogenMod on the other hand is a downloadable and flashable ROM for Android phones.
That being said, the folks at CyanogenMod are working on creating an open-source browser by the name of Gello. This is designed for Android devices in mind and is built on Google’s Chromium project. Some of the features that the developers will be bringing to the table includes offline reading mode, immersive and night modes, privacy settings that can be customized site-by-site, and the ability to choose where your downloads are saved.
In some ways Gello feels like it has the power of a desktop browser excepted compacted into the body of a mobile one. No word on when CyanogenMod will be releasing Gello, but it is expected to come bundled with the CyanogenMod ROM and will not be available on Cyanogen OS as that is a separate project.
In fact to distance themselves from Cyanogen Inc.’s outspoken Kirt McMaster, CyanogenMod team member Joey Rizzoli said, “Me and all the CM teams uses Google Apps and Services every day. We aren’t “putting a bullet into Google’s head”. We’re just creating an operative system (or ROM or Firmware, whatever you call it).”