The Company was originally incorporated in 2013, under the name Cyanogen, Inc. The Company started as a venture funded company with offices in Seattle and Palo Alto, aimed at commercializing CyanogenMod, an open-source operating system for mobile devices based on the Android mobile platform.
Between 2013 and 2015, Cyanogen released multiple versions of its mobile operating system, and collaborated with an ecosystem of companies including mobile phone OEMs, content providers and leading technology partners.
In 2016, the Company decided to change its product focus and commercial direction from the mobile device and telecom space to industrial and commercial autonomous driving. In May 2017, the Company changed its name to Cyngn Inc.