Google announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean yesterday and we are already beginning to see some third-party custom ROMs come available. While there are plenty of options available when it comes to ROMs, we suspect many think of CyanogenMod. That being the case, it seems the question many CyanogenMod users were likely wondering about has already been answered.
That question, when is work going to begin on CM10.2? Well, at this time it is looking like there isn’t much going on just yet. Details coming from the CyanogenMod team mention how the AOSP repositories have been merged into Github and branched into “cm-10.2″ but otherwise, there are some issues. Further talk mentioned how they were beginning to work through the “multitude” of build errors.
There was also the promise of another update “when everything has settled down” but as one would expect coming from CyanogenMod — no timeline has been given. Basically, it looks like work has begun but those hoping still have plenty of wait ahead of them. Not to mention, it seems to go without saying that those who wait for the final/stable builds will have even longer to wait.
Of course, while most users seem to always wanting to be running the latest release possible — we do have to offer the reminder in that the CM10.1 stable builds only came available towards the end of June. Sure, there were nightlies and M-builds available earlier, but those who wait for the stable builds have barely begun using CM10.1 at this point.
Otherwise, the CyanogenMod team has been pretty good with updates thus far and have already pushed out CM10.1.1 and CM10.1.2. Those both arrived earlier in the month and acted as security updates. Those looking back will likely remember the 10.1.1 update brought a fix for the “master key” issue. With that, enjoy CM10.1 and until another update arrives, you can continue dreaming about CM10.2 (Android 4.3).
SOURCE: Google+ CyanogenMod