CyanogenMod has surpassed the installations on 10 million devices, including the smartphones and tablets, where the daily installation has found growth in numbers after the successful completion of series B funding of $23 million.
Cyanogen is moving towards becoming the legitimate mobile operating system after the 2 rounds of investments and it also tied up with smartphone-maker Oppo to pre-load on N1 Limited Edition smartphones.
According to the official stats page of CyanogenMod, there are 10,028,140 installations (when the time of editing this post), in which, Samsung Galaxy S is in the highest CyanogenMod installed device. International Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 and International Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 are in the second and third positions, respectively. And that means, the popularity of the modding and unpopularity of the Samsung TouchWiz UI.
The CyanogenMod account integration, easy installation via CyanogenMod installer app for desktops as well as mobiles and the over-the-air (OTA) updating feature has provided a huge influence for the growth of the custom OS installations.
FYI: Before writing this post, I have successfully installed the Stable CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM based-on Android 4.3.1 over the official stock Android 4.1.2 ROM on my Galaxy S3 GT-i9300. I installed the ClockWorkMod touch recovery and then installed the firmware in the recovery mode along with the Google Apps. The handset is now running faster than before.