It will lack some of the features that CM users have been accustomed with
Today, CyanogenMod officially confirmed plans to start working on the development of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based builds as soon as the source code is made available for download.The team of enthusiasts behind the project has just released a new version of the CM10 builds, part of their monthly M-series releases, which is considered very close to stable, though it is not a final release just yet.
While focusing on discovering and resolving any bugs that might have been included in CM10, they will also be looking at features and enhancements that will arrive on devices along with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform.
They also confirmed that the upcoming release would not be dubbed CyanogenMod 11, but that it would become available as CM10.1 instead.
“Android 4.2 is getting the OTA treatment from the powers that be. We eagerly await the source to hit the AOSP repos,” a recent post on Google+ reads.
“When it does, we will begin the task of defining what is new, what has changed, and what CM features should stay (or go).”
The team has already had a closer look at the new platform release, and is considering the removal of some of their own features from the upcoming builds.
The move is said to have been determined by the fact that Google has already made its own enhancements on those fields, and the CM-specific features were seen as no longer needed.
“We already anticipate removing the CM enhancements to the Clock app (Google made their own), and enhancing the Quick Settings (most likely not porting over the Notification Power Widgets),” the team explains.
“However, these assessments are preliminary, and won't be finalized until MR1, or whatever tag is used, gets has the source to go with it.”
There’s no telling on how long it will take for the new builds to start arriving, since it all depends on when Google releases the aforementioned code.