A new CyanogenMod official release is now available for download for Android users who like installing custom ROMs on their devices, with full support for a number of 24 new devices, and currently in testing for some other handsets.
The team behind CyanogenMod took the time to come up with the new release, but now the new CM 7.1 is out, and it offers support for building ROMs for a number of no less than 68 devices, it seems.
There has been a long time between the last two CM releases
, yet the development team is set to speed up the release process a bit, it seems.
“It’s been far too long since our last official release, but I’m happy to present CyanogenMod-7.1! I apologize for the long delay, and I hope to speed up our release process in the future,” CyanogenMod notes in a blog post
“You’ll find many new features and support for building on 68 devices! Upgrading from any previous CM-7 release or nightly build should be smooth and no wipe should be required.”
As stated above, there are a series of devices that are currently in a beta flavor, including the HP Touchpad
and the LG Optimus 3D, among others, but either official releases or release candidates for them will arrive in the next few weeks.
To install the new CyanogenMod-7.1, one can use the ROM Manager. However, the new release was also made available for a manual download, and can be found here
CM has just added support for a series of new devices, including Sony Ericsson's Xperia devices. As reported not too long ago, Sony Ericsson
themselves provided support and assistance, and also provided the CM team with a number of no less than 20 devices.
“Head over to our forums to discuss the release or get help. Installation instructions and other information can be found on our wiki,” CyanogenMod notes. The full release notes for the new release is available here
“Thanks again for the support, and for making CyanogenMod
the #1 community Android distribution. We’ll be following up with a few minor releases and soon it will be time to start work on CM9,” CyanogenMod concluded.