Like in politics 24 hours is a long time in the world of custom Android ROMs. CyanogenMod, the most popular alternative Android firmware, is updated regularly by its many contributors and there is a nightly build system which makes the bleeding edge releases available for download. However these nightly builds can, from time to time, be unstable due to recent and as yet not exhaustively tested changes. Because of this the CyanogenMod team started releasing monthly builds which are intended to be mostly stable and ready for everyday use. These stable builds are made for the most popular devices and now M3, the third monthly build of 2013, has been released for a variety of the best known phones and tablets including the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the Amazon Kindle Fire and the HTC One X. The full list is as follows:
CyanogenMod 10.1 is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the M3 snapshots can be download from the CyanogenMod downloads page. If you wanted to try out an alternative Android firmware and you have one of the popular devices above then now is a good time to try!