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CyanogenMod 9 stable release is out for the Galaxy Nexus

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The CyanogenMod team released the RC1 version of CM9 just before Google I/O started. A couple of weeks later, RC2 was launched, and now it seems that CyanogenMod 9 stable is trickling out for some devices. Well, truth be told, they’ve only released it for the Galaxy Nexus so far, which may be why the team hasn’t made an official post about it yet. I’m sure that once at least a couple dozen phones will support it, they will announce it. Reaching the stable version of CM9 is a very big deal for the developers that have been working on it…

CM10 is now available on all Sony Xperia 2011 handsets

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Sony has been one of the more supportive companies when it comes to sending its own code back to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and for this reason it has been a lot easier for custom ROM makers like the CyanogenMod team to port the latest version of Android to the latest Sony devices. This is why we’re now getting an alpha version of CM10 for all Sony Xperia devices that were launched in 2011. CM10 is the Jelly Bean version of the CyanogenMod ROM, and according to the CM team, it should work on most or all devices…

No updates past CM 7.2 for Nexus One, HTC Desire, Legend, Xperia X10 and others

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Although the eager hackers from XDA developers have already launched a Jelly Bean port for the Google / HTC Nexus One, the people behind CyanogenMod have recently announced that the first Nexus smartphone ever will not be officially compatible with Cyanogen versions beyond 7.x (Gingerbread). Unfortunately, there are also a bunch of other smartphones that won’t be getting official support for Cyanogen Mod 9+, namely almost all smartphones that are based on the first generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processors (this translates into “all smartphones using a QSD8x50, MSM7x25, MSM7x27 or MSM7x27T SoC”). Some of the most popular smartphones based on the…

CM9 RC2 is now available, with support for Galaxy S3 i9300

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by 2 years ago
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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…

CyanogenMod 10 teased on a variety of devices

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by 2 years ago
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Over the weekend, we’ve reported about leading CyanogenMod developer Ricardo Cerqueira, who has been teasing CM10 on a LG Optimus 4X HD on video. According to Cerqueira, the purpose of the sneak preview was to show that the development effort is covering many different devices and not only those in the Nexus family, and that “hardware integration is progressing nicely”. As if to add credence to Cerqueira’s words, yesterday several developers took to Google Plus to share other tantalizing glimpses of what the future holds for CyanogenMod 10, the custom ROM based on the stock version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean….

CyanogenMod 10 shown running on LG Optimus 4X HD, “hardware integration is progressing nicely”

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by 2 years ago
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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is barely a few weeks old and we are already seeing a lot of encouraging signs from the developer community, although manufacturers have been far less forthcoming in announcing their plans for JB. Of course, when you say developer community, the first name that comes to mind is CyanogenMod. The CM team is already hard at work preparing the new CM10 (CyanogenMod’s version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean). The good news is that the difference between ICS and JB is not that big, meaning that we won’t have to wait six months to see the new…

CyanogenMod: Merger of Jelly Bean will be done manually. Nightlies will take a while to arrive

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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…

Founder of CyanogenMod decides not to use the Linaro code optimization for stock Android

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by 2 years ago
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A few weeks ago we saw some interesting stock Android code optimization, done by the Linaro team, an organization that works on optimization software for the ARM architecture (Linux, ARM, etc). Their optimization improved Android’s browser performance in Sunspider by 30%, which is a healthy improvement, and they also improved CPU performance for 3D tasks by up to 100% in certain scenarios. Its assumed at the time of this writing that everyone thought that CyanogenMod will soon adopt this optimized code. But apparently, Steve Kondik, the founder of CyanogenMod (now working at Samsung) decided against it. Here’s his reasoning: “Patch…