Between Android 4.1 hitting open source, and the 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.

The team behind CyanogenMod have opened up and released their official builds of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (known as CyanogenMod 9) for the Galaxy S III. These aren’t fully “stable” builds yet in the sense of the word, but will work perfect for a daily driver for most. For those rocking an AT&T, T-Mobile, or Now Network Galaxy S III you can get CM9 right this minute. Sadly those on Verizon can’t enjoy the same treat as Verizon chose to lock their phone down.

The CM open source code has been released for all versions too. That means developers or do-it-yourself fans can access CM’s code to build and tweak versions for their own liking. Kang away folks, kang away — but don’t forget the bacon. For more details on CyanogenMod and Samsung click here. Don’t forget to stop by our Galaxy S III reviews linked to below, then let us know how CM9 runs on your SGSIII.

[via Android Police]