CyanogenMod 9 Announced. Will Be Built Off Of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Core.

  • November 15, 2011 1:04 pm

Waiting for CyanogenMod 8 to get up and running? Sorry. It’s probably not happening. But fret not for something much better is in store — CyanogenMod 9. You see, CyanogenMod 8 was to be built off of Android 3.x Honeycomb. Until very recently the ASOP code that CyanogenMod developers rely on wasn’t available. Even though it is now, Ice Cream Sandwich has Honeycomb’s internals plus all the additional upgrades with Android 4.0. It doesn’t make any sense to waste time developing an outdated OS.

Of course, confirmation via CyanogenMod leader Steve Kondik’s Twitter page that the CyanogenMod team is moving onward to CM9 is pretty much all you need to know, anyway.

Release schedules are something that CyanogenMod doesn’t follow. Nonetheless, for those of you looking for something to look forward to, expect some alpha-ish ROMs in roughly 8 weeks. A long time for sure, until you consider carriers’ and manufacturers’ own update schedules are woefully worse.

Via: AndroidCommunity

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