CyanogenMod, the popular aftermarket community-based firmware distribution platform, traditionally came bundled with ROM Manager to handle its updates. They are ditching this system in favor of their own over-the-air update solution. Change is not always a bad thing, and early reports are saying that this is actually one of the better over-the-air update solutions available.
Nexus 7 tablet is pretty great already. Running on the awesomely impressive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. For those that like to tinker, love CyanogenMod and custom features, or just feel like hacking that shiny new tablet we have good news. Some KANG's of CyanogenMod 10 have been released, and are now available for the Nexus 7.
Galaxy Nexus getting updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean things are rocking along here in the world of Android. Now we have some great news to go with it regarding the Samsung Galaxy S III. Those CyanogenMod builds we mentioned a few weeks ago are now full on official nightly builds.
CyanogenMod have released a quick status update today confirming what we all already want, and are hoping arrives soon -- CyanogenMod 10 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Last week they briefly mentioned their plans with CM7, CM9, and how they'd move forward but today they've cleared all that up.
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.
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.
HTC One X and upcoming Galaxy S III are looking mighty tempting... but you're stuck in your two-year contract. What's a saddened Android modder to do? Well, if you're OK with having the look without the horsepower, then a team of XDA members is here to help. He's developed a flashable theme pack that will turn CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy Nexus into a pretty good imitation of the GSIII.