Cyanogen 9 race has begun, builds in 2 months?
Even so, the official Cyanogen Twitter feed sent out a cryptic tweet today that at least lets us know when things may be revving up. The tweet said simply "..and we're off. check back in 2 months :) #cm9 #ics" So, the best we can gather from this is that the team is working on Cyanogen 9, and that the team won't be answering questions on "when" for 2 months. Still, a 2 month turnaround does seem pretty realistic given the team's past performances.
Unfortunately, even if we do see builds in 2 months, they will likely only be for the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S. As our regular rabble-rouser, remixfa, pointed out when we announced that Ice Cream Sandwich had been released into open source, Cyanogen builds for phones are dependent on drivers for specific devices. That means it's hard for the team to make a build for a device unless that device has had source code released with compatible drivers.
source: Cyanogen via pocketnow
1. remixfa (Posts: 13885; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
rabble rouser!!! i just ask pertinent questions :)
Its nice to know that they are already starting the legwork for all of it though. Good stuff. Cant wait.
Question u could help me with.. ICS is less skinnable correct? And if so, exactly how deep can HTC, Moto, or Samsung make their overlays compared to how they are in gingerbread (sense and blur are very deep level customizations, where TW is more cosmetic with useful apps added in)?
The reason I ask is.. if its not super customization, then we are going to lose a good chunk of why we love XDA so much.. messing with the different levels of customization. Of course I'm sure the optimization side will still be quite strong.
Just kinda thinkin out loud, but if you have any idea, that would be cool to know :)
5. remixfa (Posts: 13885; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
michael and all you lovely tech enthusiasts will appreciate this:
The SGS 2 has been hacked to allow 720p resolution NOW... on a non pentile display )
10. remixfa (Posts: 13885; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the SGS2 is 800x600. They have found an app that successfully raises it to 720p like the Nexus is and it doesnt seem to have an issue with it. woot woot.
15. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Theres a difference between resolution and image/font size....
This video makes me laugh, does everyone really believe this is displaying 720p?
16. remixfa (Posts: 13885; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the higher the resolution, the smaller everything gets on the screen. And yea, its an app that has been used on other phones.
17. ilia1986 (unregistered)
What?! You can hack a display to go for a larger res.?! Big WTF there. Very big. I was convinced that 800*480 was a hardware limitation, not a software one. Why would Samsung limit the display resolution to WVGA if it could go higher?! Performance isn't an issue - the Nexus has a processor of the same speed!
22. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
While it is true that the higher the resolution is the smaller something will look, it is not true that just because something is smaller means the resolution is higher.
There is a set amount of pixels that are able to display on any screen. Reprogramming can only make it appear you have a higher resolution. The same image is just taking up 5 pixels instead of 7 making the image and fonts look worse. If it were higher resolution then the image quality would stay the same even if the font is smaller. It is impossible to change the maximum actual resolution of hardware with software.
9. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
If you want customization - check out GALNET MIUI ROMS, although, I like how CM has a mod to move the notification bar to the bottom.
19. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 278; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
indeed. love CM... but now i'm using MIUI... something about MIUI is just sleek and sexy. not that cm isn't its just... different. idk but maybe the new release based on ics will be a lot more... well. sexy. :) lol
2. kid.wonderbread (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)
Looking on xda there are other devs working on builds for several different android devices.
4. remixfa (Posts: 13885; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they can start the process but it will never work properly without the drivers direct from the manufacturer for that phone.. which wont happen until they start either updating to ICS or throw a ROM dump for people to pick appart. You can work on building a car all you want, but your not gonna get too far until you get the transmission. :)
3. andro. (Posts: 1890; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
incredible to see the work these guys do.
On a further plus its great he the market place to know that these guys now also are head software promgrammers for samsung after samsung employed their android services!
11. remixfa (Posts: 13885; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
some weirdo. probably sits around in his underwear (whitey tighties of course) on his computer in his basement posting on various websites between games of WoW and hot pocket buffets.
20. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 278; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
sounds hot. lol where do i get his number :o
7. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Check out Galnet MIUI ROM:
The ROM has 4.0.1 ICS framework.
12. remixfa (Posts: 13885; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
They are already working on one for the vibrant as well. They said they have calling and texting working on it already (but not much else), so I'm guessing they are shoehorning in the gingerbread drivers. I'll wait for official ICS drivers.. lol.
21. lukasound (Posts: 148; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
CM7 for SGS2 was a terrible fail. They managed to screw up every core functionality of the phone. Awful sound quality and loudness, bad video codecs and h/w acc support, huge battery drains, etc... And somehow the screen colors looked dull after flashing.
I went back to stock and love it. I guess "don't fix it if it ain't broken" applies here...
So, i'm not optimistic of CM9, i'm more excited of the official update.