The CyanogenMod team has just announced the first and last maintenance release for the CyanogenMod 10.2 branch. Aside from last minute device additions, CyanogenMod 10.2.1 also marks the true end to the official planned release process that covers Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

As a maintenance release, there are no new major features included in this version, which may make the release a bit uninteresting except for those closely following the custom ROM’s progress. Owners of a few Android devices will, however, be glad to hear that their smartphone or tablet or ball now has a build available, even if they were left out from the first CyanogenMod 10.2.0 release. These include the Motorola Droid RAZR HD, the Motorola Photon Q, the Nook, the Nook HD, the Nook HD+, and, quite surprisingly, the Nexus Q.

On a side note, it is amusing to observe that in almost every CyanogenMod release announcement brings in questions about an official stable release for the international model of the Samsung Galaxy S II, also known as the i9100. While the device does have several nightly and experimental builds available for the braver bunch, the last official stable release it saw was for CyanogenMod 10.1.3 last September, admittedly not exactly that old. The most common reason being given, aside from the lack of a maintainer, is issues with the Exynos chip in the device. Interestingly, OmniROM added the Galaxy S II to its officially supported devices just last month.

CyanogenMod 10.2.1 should be rolling out to users now and should be available via CyanogenMod’s own updater. Those willing to dive through the changes included in this release can browse the project’s Gerrit code review page, though it’s quite a long and very technical list.

SOURCE: CyanogenMod


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