CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) is in the works, no ETA on release yet

by: Chris SmithNovember 20, 2012

Now that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is officially out, we can’t but wonder what the first non-Nexus devices that will receive the update will be. We’re definitely not going to be surprised once we see CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) roll out, even in early releases, for various Android handsets, but the CyanogenMod team can’t offer you a launch date estimate yet.

The team has posted a message on its Google+ page to update us on the CyanogenMod 10.1 progress, and from what we can gather, things are moving along nicely. The team plans to move from CM 10.0 to CM 10.1 “instead of starting over as was seen with the jump from Gingerbread to ICS,” and it has already taken the first steps to do so:

So we continue to work through the merger of 4.2 code and our CM enhancements. A branch in our github repos called mr1-staging has been created to facilitate the merger and is the target for core CM items (not features).

mr1-staging is not meant to be compile-able, its only purpose is to be a staging grounds for our core work. Chances are, it is useless for independent builders. […]

While the 4.2 updates are on a smaller scale, they do present some changes that will need to be considered and will effect our implementation of features. Just to name them briefly: Telephony Split, Multi-User, Quick Settings, and Lock-Screen Widgets. These items will be a strong focus when the initial CM10.1 branch is created.

While you wait for a new release, you should know that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is available on Nexus devices so far, including the Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus, and that no Android manufacturer announced Android 4.2 update plans yet. As for CyanogenMod, the most recent version is CM 10.0 (Android 4.1.2).

What do you say, can’t wait to get your hands on CM 10.1 or are you planning to wait for the official Android 4.2 update for your device?

  • Alain Lafond

    For sure I’ll be eager to install it on GN as the current version of 4.2 is buggy. For me CyanogenMod is just a better Android…
    I suggest that the CyanogenMod team do the launching for the next Nexus handset… It couldn’t be worst… lol

  • Jarrod

    Very much looking forward to CM 10.1

  • seeing i have sgs i will gladly accept cm10.1 besides adding few new features im happy with cm 10 as it has some features lacking on stock android i couldnt live without

  • Adrin

    Doubt if I can wait until CM10.1 :D :P