Google’s fresh new Nexus 7 Tablet comes with the latest (and some say greatest) Android version out of the box, but that hasn’t stopped independent devs having their way with the new gadget’s software. While I’m sure most regular users are more than content with Nexus 7’s Jelly Bean official build, I’ll bet there are people amongst you who are dying to try out something different too.
What better alternative than a CyanogenMod 10 port, slightly modified and supposedly working like a charm? Before getting overly excited, you should know that everybody’s favorite independent dev team hasn’t yet released an official CM 10 [...]
Android users aren’t only waiting for Samsung to roll out its Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S2 smartphones but they’re also looking forward to see CyanogenMod 10 released for those devices.
A few days ago we told you that Jelly Bean has been ported to the Galaxy S2 international version, but also that a preview CM10 version for the Galaxy S3 was available. Now, we’re about to tell you that international Galaxy S2 owners can enjoy a preview of CM10 based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on their Samusng GT-I9100 Galaxy S2 device.
Like always, we’re going to remind you that we’re not encouraging you to install any [...]
We reported on the Jelly Bean “Easter egg” that comes standard with the latest version of Android a while back. You tap 5 times on the Android version number displayed under about phone or about tablet and you’ll be greeted with a large Jelly Bean. If you then press and hold on said Jelly Bean for a second or two, Jelly Beans fill the screen and you can playfully flick them away.
Not to miss out on the fun, it seems our favorite Android modding team, CyanogenMod, has joined in on the Easter egg game with CM10. In a similar fashion to the stock Android Easter egg, you tap on the CyanogenMod version and you’re greeted with Cid’s [...]
Just 3 weeks ago the CyanogenMod team launched the CM9 RC1 version, a day before Google I/O where Google announced the new version of Android, Jelly Bean. “RC” means Release Candidate, which is a way of saying that as far as they know the bugs have been fixed (so it’s not in beta anymore), but it’s not the “final” version yet, because there may be some other issues with the ROM that they may have missed.
The RC stage is the phase where they make sure the software is stable. This could mean there will be one more RC version or two or three, before the final one arrives. But from what I understand from the [...]
It’s a good thing CM9 reached the Release Candidate (almost final) stage in time before Jelly Bean got released, because it looks like the CyanogenMod team won’t be able to merge Jelly Bean that easily. The whole merger will consist of cherrypicking CM9 code when merging it with Jelly Bean to create CM10. Then they’ll work on fixing any possible conflicts and bugs.
The Jelly Bean code changes are not that big, which means it shouldn’t take another 6 months before we see a stable CM10 release; but they are still big enough that they need to be integrated manually. The CM team foresees the following issues with the merger, which will give them the [...]