CyanogenMod has just announced the first 10.1.3 release candidate for the popular Android custom ROM. This version includes new security features aside from the usual improvements and bug fixes, as well as news for new supported devices.
The folks at CyanogenMod are prepping for some upcoming changes to the power widgets. These have been used for quite some time now and were originally introduced back on the CM7 days. And for those who haven't been around CyanogenMod for that long -- CM7 looks back towards Android 2.3. That aside, the power widgets will be going away in favor of something called the Quick Access Ribbon.
There are plenty of perks that come along with running CyanogenMod, however there are times when you cannot install a custom ROM for one reason or another. Or for that matter, there may be an app or other form of support that keeps you running stock. Regardless though, one of those CyanogenMod perks is a widget called cLock.
CyanogenMod, makers of the popular Android custom ROM, has just announced a new feature that will be integrated into future releases. The CyanogenMod Account provider will be the project's gateway to bringing in security features such as locating misplaced devices or sending secure SMS.
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.
It is quite sad when a still-working device reaches its practical end of life when a manufacturer decides to cut off support for it. While you can still use the device, it means no longer getting fixes, updates, or even new features that the device is otherwise capable of supporting. So it is always encouraging to hear of people still actively working on keeping a device alive, like in the case of the HP Touchpad.
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.