The CyanogenMod team has just announced the release candidate of their upcoming CyanogenMod 7.2 custom software, which is based on the Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread operating system.
The software was supposed to arrive on devices a while ago, but the fact that newer handsets were submitted caused the delay.
At the moment, the CyanogenMod-7.2.0-RC1 is available for download for around 70 devices, the team announces.
With this release, users will be able to take advantage of a series of enhancements that Google has included in the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
“7.2 adds a couple of backported features and fixes from Android 4 (ICS), over 20 new devices when compared to 7.1, and even some new features to boot (be sure to check out the new predictive contact search in the phone dialer!),” the development team notes.
At the same time, the new CyanogenMod 7.2 comes with a series of fixes for other bugs that the Android OS packed inside.
“Some of them device-specific, others that affected everybody, and one in particular that’s been plaguing Android for a long time: the mysteriously vanishing SD-card ringtones are no more! You can check the full list of noteworthy changes at the changelog,” the team notes.
Users should note that the new flavor of CM comes with a different naming scheme, with the device’s codename included into the mix, and not the commercial/common name as before. They should head over to this post on the CyanogenMod blog to learn more on the matter.
The team also encourages those who will take the new release for a spin to provide feedback on their experience, so that any bugs that they might discover with the software would be resolved in the following iterations.
“As usual, you can submit bug reports on these builds: if you find anything broken in your device while running CM7.2-RC1, (as downloaded from our mirrors or ROM Manager! Please do not submit reports if your build came from elsewhere), be sure to submit a report through http://code.google.com/p/cyanogenmod/issues/, so that we can fix it in time for the final 7.2 release,” CyanogenMod notes.