Android fans dying to get their hands on the latest Android release are in for a treat. CyanogenMod has just announced the first nightly build of CyanogenMod 10.2. This is the version that is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
CyanogenMod announced support for the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets earlier in the week. The catch was, while the support was announced the downloads were not yet available. That being said, those who happen to be sporting either tablet will be happy to learn those nightly builds are now ready to download.
Koush has returned with another Chromecast demo and this latest is one that CyanogenMod users will likely be happy to see come available. The promise here is that it is possible to Chromecast everything from your handset. Well, with a handset that is running CyanogenMod. We have yet to see when this would be rolled into ROMs, however Koush has offered a rather compelling demo video.
Creating custom ROMs is no easy task, especially when you've become so famous that people expect your ROM to work on the majority of devices in the wild. And yet the people over at CyanogenMod seem to be able to work miracles as they just added 11 devices to its list of officially supported devices over the weekend.
CyanogenMod 10.1 is the current stable build at the moment, however work has already begun on CM10.2. We have seen some nightly builds released for those looking to begin playing with Android 4.3 (CM10.2) but it looks like that is not the only work coming from the CyanogenMod team at the moment. In short, they have just announced some additional device support.
Bits and pieces of what we can expect with CM10.2 are being revealed little by little and as of today it looks like we have yet another piece of the puzzle. The latest details are coming by way of the CyanogenMod Google+ page where they are talking about a "Global Blacklist." Basically, it looks like CM users will be able to block incoming calls and/or text messages with v10.2.
CyanogenMod recently unveiled Phase 1 of Nemesis. That happened to be a camera app called Focal and as of yesterday we learned the app was being included in the CM10.2 nightly builds. We suspect many avoid those early builds, however it looks like you can now check out the Focal camera app all the same.
The folks at CyanogenMod began teasing something called Nemesis a short while back. That teasing arrived with a short video and a message about how "things can be better." Since that point we have seen some details of what Nemesis will be. Well, we have seen details of the Focal camera app, which is shown as being phase 1 of Nemesis.
Rooting an Android device is often associated with installing third party ROMs. And while that is a step in the process, you could simply root your device and keep the stock firmware installed and running. Those who root without using third-party ROMs likely do so for a variety of reasons. One of those is for backups. But it seems there is now some discussion about running CyanogenMod without root.
CyanogenMod began teasing something called "Nemesis" a short while back and it looks like we are now seeing the first details come available. These are arriving as Phase 1 and it deals with the camera app. Specifically, a camera app called Focal that will be coming for CyanogenMod users.