Galaxy S III is one of the most anticipated Android handsets to date, and will probably be one of the best selling too. Today however buyers have another reason to get this awesome phone. Full CyanogenMod 9 support is already here with the team starting up nightly builds last night. Two of my favorite things into one, this should be awesome.
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Galaxy S III again today, as it will be hitting store shelves for the masses in the next few days. Are you buying one? Then we saw plenty of news from Verizon, Google I/O is on the horizon and more.
CyanogenMod 9 on your phone or tablet for more than a few months already, but they've only been nightly "experimental" builds -- although seem plenty stable to me. Today however the team from leader @Cyanogen has confirmed they've stopped all changes in what they call a "code freeze" and are preparing the first wave of official release candidate builds of the most popular ROM for Android.
CyanogenMod recently changed their popular logo and the face of CM with what they are calling CID. This new CyanogenMod ID brand image is here to stay apparently, because today they've announced their new boot animation with the changes included. Check it out after the break.
Oracle's lawsuit against Google over various Java copyrights and patents has effectively ended, and in Google's favor to boot. While Oracle could appeal the decisions on its APIs and software patents, odds are unlikely that they will. We've also seen the very first reputable evidence of Google and ASUS' Nexus Tablet collaboration, the Nexus 7, and the ASUS MeMO 370T (rumored to be the base device) made it through the FCC.
the world's most popular custom ROM. A generous dev named "TripNRaVer" on the Modaco forum has built CyanogenMod 9 from source for the HTC One X. Custom ROM flashers, it's time to get your mod on.
Galaxy S III has launched in more than 28 countries Samsung has decided it's time to release the source code, and developers can't thank them enough. This is how it's supposed to be done folks. Today Samsung has released the full source code for the GT-i9300 (SGSIII) and it's available for download now.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released exclusively on Verizon in the United States. In that time the phone has received one and only one official update, to Android 4.0.2.... which was almost immediately overshadowed by 4.0.3, then 4.0.4 over two months ago. Today reports are spreading that Verizon is finally, finally sending out the 4.0.4 update over the air, making its LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus officially current for the first time in almost half a year.
Open Source Android Project. It's where the Android community starts, where ROM developers go for "blessed" code, and without it, Android would still be puttering along behind lesser platforms. But the really great thing about Android is that it's adaptable - and anyone can adapt is. Many custom ROM developers out there (and, to be fair, manufacturers as well) have made natural and obvious additions to Android that are so useful, Google should go ahead and add them right into the main development tree. Here are five of my favorites:
installed on over 2 million devices we now have one more to add to the list. Late last week an official but experimental build of CyanogenMod 9 Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich was released for the new ASUS Transformer Pad TF300. Read on below for details and download links.