It’s official, Bugdroid is out as the official mascot of CyanogenMod and Cid is in. The team over at CyanogenMod made the announcement earlier tonight in a blog post on their official blog. This comes a day after announcing that they were working on a new mascot for the brand.
The team decided that the old CyanogenMod mascot of the Android robot on a skateboard represented the old vision of CyanogenMod founder’s Steve view on the project as a playful spin on the AOSP.
Today, CyanogenMod isn’t just a playful spin on Android. It is a popular custom rom that is used by almost 2 million people on a plethora of devices. The new CM mascot, Cid, gives CyanogenMod a new, unique representative that is not reliant on Google’s mascot. It will provide a identity and attitude by which the project can continue to develop.
The new mascot’s name, Cid, also serves as an acronym, C.I.D, which stands for CynogenMod ID, the common thread that all CM users share.
So, the big question all boils down to this: What do you think of the new CM logo? I’m a big fan of CyanogenMod and have used it on my original Droid and my Droid X (I’m currently rocking stock Android on the Galaxy Nexus). I have to say that I really like this new mascot. While the previous one was alright, it looked too playful, in my opinion. This new dude looks like he means business, and he looks clean and professional (in an alien type of way).
Let us know what you think by dropping a comment below. Whether you hate it or love it, be sure that the team at CyanogenMod will continue to work on the best custom rom for Android devices!