CyanogenMod 9

CyanogenMod 9 may use Onskreen’s Cornerstone multitasking engine

Android's always been pretty handy with multitasking, but if CyanogenMod is your custom ROM of choice, it may soon be getting even better. The CyanogenMod team stated on a Google+ post that they're investigating the possibility of including Onskreen's Cornerstone software in their final CM9 build, based on Ice Cream Sandwich. The sudden addition is due to Cornerstone's recent move to the world of open source, allowing modders like the CM team to include it in their ROMs for free. "We will probably include this into CM9. it needs some polish, but the concept is just great," said an official update.

Unofficial Google Apps updated for CyanogenMod 9 and other ICS ROMs

If you're reading this, you're probably aware that Google publishes Android as an open-source operating system, allowing anyone to modify the code, customizing it for different devices or ROMs. What you may not know is that all the Google apps on certified Android phones, like Gmail, YouTube, Goolge Calendar, and of course the Android Market, are closed-source, and can't be modified without breaking Google's copyright. Ever since Ice ream Sandwich ROMs started popping up, ROM flashers have been using some cobbled-together Google Apps packages that are decent, but sometimes lacking new Ice Cream Sandwich features. Now a new and unofficial package is available for CyanogenMod 9 and other Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs.

Cyanogen details progress of CM9 — more device support coming soon

Today our favorite Android developer Steve "cyanogen" Kondik has just updated everyone with a few details and essentially a progress report of their popular CyanogenMod 9 project. While most of us are currently running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with CM7, many are patiently awaiting CM9 to officially land for their devices. Today Cyanogen himself had a few details to share with everyone on their official blog.

HP TouchPad Ice Cream Sandwich CM9 updated to Alpha 0.6

Everyone's favorite firesale tablet is still going strong, at least as far as developers and modders are concerned. The HP TouchPad got a port of CyanogenMod 9 ice cream sandwich just a few weeks ago, and the progress made thus far is impressive to say the least. While still in Alpha, the ROM build has graduated to Alpha 0.6, with a number of additions to the stability and user interface of Android. Adventurous flashers can download the build from RootzWiki now, and install it normally through Clockwork Mod Recovery.

CyanogenMod 9 lands on the Original Galaxy Tab [Video]

While Samsung went back and forth regarding the original Tab and its possibilities for an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, that hasn't stopped developers from diving in head first to port the latest from Google to the slate. We've seen a few ports running on the original Galaxy Tab but today we have something even better -- CyanogenMod 9 booting up and running great.

HP TouchPad gets an Ice Cream Sandwich port via CyanogenMod

Everybody' favorate cheap, hackable tablet still has considerable modder momentum behind it, and the CyanogenMod team is a big part of that. Now they've released a video of CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) running on HP's abandoned TouchPad hardware. The port isn't complete yet, with a few hardware issues keeping it out of the hands of eager ROM flashers, but the developers say they'll be releasing the ICS version along with CyanogenMod 9's general debut soon.

CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy Nexus may get an LTE toggle

One of my favorite features of later versions of CyanogenMod is the series of included and customizable toggles built right into the notification drawer. Not only is it convenient as all get out, it saves valuable space on your home screen usually occupied by the default power widget. When the Galaxy Nexus was released for Verizon, more than a few users were disappointed that Ice Cream Sandwich's implementation of 4G LTE blocked previous quick 4G toggles available in the Android Market. At least one developer seems to have found a work-around, and his implementation is currently be considered for inclusion in CyangoenMod 9.

CyanogenMod 9 continues custom apps with expanded music player

The CyanogenMod family of custom ROMs has always been popular for its speed, stability, and not least its tweaked additions to the core Android experience. You can get a taste of CyanogenMod 9, the Ice Cream Sandwich release, with the customized Trebuchet launcher app. But that's certainly not the only thing Steve Kondik and his army of coders is cooking up. The new ROM will have a brand-new Music player app, with a considerable amount of extra functionality.  
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