Its formation into a company and partnership with OPPO, as well as some amount of controversy arising from that, has not put a damper on CyanogenMod‘s activities. As previously shared, they have mighty ambitious plans up ahead, and that starts with adding a few new very recent Android devices, and an odd old one, to their nightly builds list.
CyanogenMod has just added nightly builds for LG‘s latest flagship, the LG G2. The 5.2-inch smartphone made its way into the market last August and possesses some rather unique hardware and software features, including rear-side volume and power buttons, KnockOn display activation and deactivation, a few new multitasking features, and more. You can read all about those in our full review of the device here. Initially, both the international and the Verizon G2 versions had nightly builds available, but CyanogenMod had to pull out the Verizon build temporarily because of problems with the Radio Interface Layer (RIL), which is essential for phone functionality.
The team has also announced a new maintainer who will take care of looking after the LTE variant of the Nexus 7 2013 edition. Of course, the Nexus 7 already runs a vanilla version of Android, unencumbered by carrier and manufacturer addons, but there will definitely be owners who will prefer CyanogenMod’s own blend. For now, only the source code has been put up in CyanogenMod’s GitHub repository but nightly builds for the device will be starting soon. In the meantime, one can always fill in the waiting period with a review of our impressions on Google‘s latest 7-inch masterpiece.
Quite amusingly, the team has also started nightly builds for the almost literal oddball Nexus device, the multimedia-oriented Nexus Q that was first unveiled last year and has quietly receded into the background. The few who have had been able to get their hands on the device might find new hope in CyanogenMod soon, as the first nightly build of CyanogenMod 10.2, with Android 4.3, is now up.
The Nexus Q? That’s funny.