Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Aug 2012 14:57 UTC, submitted by curio
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "ICS, we hardly knew ye. Builds for CyanogenMod 9 stable will be rolling out to our servers tonight. As noted before, this will be the end of the line for the ICS branch of our code; only critical bug fixes will be merged moving forward. [...] Tonight's release is for the majority of our ICS supported devices, the stragglers will catch up, and we will leave the door open for merging in additional devices from maintainers, external and internal. The team itself, will focus solely on Jelly Bean and maintenance of the CM 7 codebase." Already running the CM10/Jelly Bean previews on my SII, and while clearly not as polished yet as CM9, it works just fine. Great work.
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darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

I really have to ask, why are you have your mom use CM or any custom ROM?

Because usually CM is more stable than what is provided by the OEM or carrier, not to mention getting rid of CarrierIQ and all the rest of that shit they stick on there. As long as they don't have to update it (and they usually won't) running CM is often a much more pleasant experience for the non-techie as long as they have someone who can install it for them.

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galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Because usually CM is more stable than what is provided by the OEM or carrier


Totally agree. I have been running unofficial builds of CM9 for the ATT Galaxy Note for the last 2 or so months, and just upgraded to the official nightlies.

I have zero problems with it, runs like a well oiled machine. I could easily see the advantage of giving a non-techy a phone running CM - it is by far a better, more uniform UI than the stock Touchwiz mess that Samsung ships with the device. I am totally sold on CM now. As Thom mentioned in an article a while back, Samsung, HTC, etc. should all just give up and adopt CM...

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TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

Crap app installation on mobile is not applicable in India. We get all unlocked contract free phones from shop. Yet we prefer may prefer to install Cyanogenmod just for fun purpose.

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JeeperMate Member since:
2010-06-12

Yup... That's practically the norm outside of USA. Carrier-injected crapware isn't the norm here either, where virtually no carrier offer subsidized phones.

Manufacturer-injected bloatware, however, is an entirely different story. Thus, I see CyanogenMod as a necessity rather than fun. In fact, I'd be swearing at every Android device ever made if CyanogenMod didn't exist.

Edited 2012-08-11 17:28 UTC

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Crap app installation on mobile is not applicable in India. We get all unlocked contract free phones from shop. Yet we prefer may prefer to install Cyanogenmod just for fun purpose.


Yeah, even on a pure Google device like the unlocked Galaxy Nexus, you can get a lot more functionality from custom roms than you can the stock one. For example, Codename is a fully-featured Jellybean rom that myself and my friends are currently running. It has so many cool features that once you try it, you'll probably never go back to stock ;)

I haven't tried CyanogenMod on my Nexus - although that rom is probably a godsend on other devices, on the Nexus (where the rom developer scene thrives), it's usually behind the competition.

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