In Pictures: Customise your Android device with CyanogenMod 9

The recently released CyanogenMod 9 is built upon Android 4.0, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, and is free to download. Here are nine things to know about this latest edition.

Meet Cid, the new CyanogenMod mascot. He succeeds Andy, who was the official Android mascot, the so-called “bugdroid,” but simply colored teal to represent CyanogenMod. Starting with the release of CM9, the CyanogenMod team decided it was time to create their own brand identity, and so Cid (which stands for CyanogenMod ID) was born. This slender, devilish (or otherworldly alien-ish) dude with an attitude still rides a skateboard like Andy did, and now is the character who welcomes you in the opening animation when you start or reboot CM9.

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