A few days after the CyanogenMod team revealed its new Android-related product, Focal – part of a greater initiative called Nemesis – we hear that the new camera app will be included in CyanogenMod 10.2.
As some of you may already know, CM 10.2 is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest Android release, and the team has already started work on it.
In a longer Google+ post, the team said that Focal will be included in CM 10.2, but that the app won’t make it to CM 10.1, or at least not just yet, as CM 10.2 appears to be a priority:
Focal now available in CyanogenMod 10.2!
Focal has been pushed to the official CyanogenMod repositories, and is now available automatically in CyanogenMod 10.2 builds!
The app won’t be made available via the Google Play Store either, “as it would be too much work to maintain,” and it won’t be supported in unofficial builds “at all,” or in builds “not running on CyanogenMod.”
Even in CM 10.2 there’s apparently a lot of work to make Focal stable in order to replace the stock camera.
As for the actual progress with CM 10.2, the blog post says that “quick progress” has been made with the new custom ROM, without revealing more details.
In case you want to learn more about Focal, you can check out our post in which we describe the phase one of project Nemesis here.