CyanogenMod 10.1 RC1 was released last week. At that time the CyanogenMod folks mentioned that a final release was approaching quickly. There wasn’t any timeline given, however it looks like today has brought things one step closer to that final release being available. As of today, CyanogenMod 10.1 RC2 is now available for download.
Those interested in updating from RC1, or starting off with RC2 will be able to find the downloads on the get.cm website. There hasn’t been any changelog posted for CM10.1 RC2, however given we are talking about release candidate builds — it is likely that this update brings some bug fixes and maybe some performance improvements.
The other item that we can see from the get.cm website is an increase in device support. When we initially wrote about the release of CM10.1 RC1 there was support for 40 devices. The list of RC2 downloads has now grown to just shy of 50. The list still contains a mix of smartphones and tablets and as many would assume, that does include (most of) the Nexus line.
An RC2 download is available for the Nexus 4 as well as the GSM and WiFi versions of the Nexus 7 and the Nexus Q. Also included are some older Nexus models including the Galaxy Nexus (Verizon and Sprint), Galaxy Nexus (GSM), Nexus S and the Nexus S 4G. Currently missing is any mention of the Nexus 10 tablet.
Other devices that have an RC2 build include several models of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Tab 2 families as well as the Galaxy Note lineup. Otherwise, aside from seeing a jump from RC1 to RC2, this version of CM10.1 remains based off of Android 4.2.2. Looking aside from this RC2 release, the HTC One also has a CyanogenMod build available. The HTC One build isn’t in the release candidate family and is instead coming as a nightly build, which basically just means there may be a few more bugs or other issues still hanging around.