“The L is for Later”: Android L not a priority for CyanogenMod just yet
The reason for this is pretty straightforward and rational – the current state of affairs suggests that the source code of the final Android L release will be much different from the one in the already-available Android L preview. While said changes could be either minor or significant, the developer does not intend to waste precious time and try to implement the mouth-watering features of the upcoming Android update in CyanogenMod just yet.
We can't fight with the sound logic behind this reasoning, but in the end, it comes to you, regular Android users! Would you rather wait for a stable CM 12 build or demand the CyanogenMod-flavoured Android L goodies as soon as possible, even with an abundant set of bugs and flaws on board?
source: CyanogenMod via Android Authority
1. hafini_27 (Posts: 317; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
Well, reasonable. PA already had most of the features anyway
2. Daboss (Posts: 42; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)
I don't trust them third party roms. If u want the latest version of andriod asap them get a nexus or a playstore device simple.
3. Jinto (Posts: 410; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
The third party roms are really good (if they are stable), they add tons of features that aren't half baked but quite good
8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3618; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Custom ROMs have great built in functionality and are well integrated, with all root functions. Also Cyanogenmod has added useful security and privacy features. One of them is that you can tweak play store app permissions. So you can prevent a flashlight app to upload your contact list. ;)
5. tokuzumi (Posts: 351; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
CM has historically only began working on a new version once Google posts the code to the AOSP. This is nothing new.
6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3618; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I would wait for the stable version.
9. jellmoo (Posts: 704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
I like the approach to stability. If you want cutting edge, early access to things, there are other ROMs available to suit your needs. It's nice to see CM take the notion of a stable release seriously.
10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3618; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Stability is nice and all but, they should probably start developing and add some cool features but not release the unpolished build.
12. jellmoo (Posts: 704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Well, CM has really been about customization more than anything else, and I think that's where they are strongest. New features are of course awesome, I just think that they should be released when they are ready for primetime. Something like PA is great for bleeding edge features, so it's nice to also have a solid ROM option if you want stability as a priority.
17. Jinto (Posts: 410; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
in my opinion, AOKP has more features (but less device support)
and CM has less features (but more polished) and more device support
22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3618; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Lets not forget that most custom ROMs out there are build/based on Cyanogenmod's source code.
11. duartix (Posts: 111; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)
I'm willing to wait.
Meanwhile, I'll be more than pleased to load the new LG G3 interface on the G2.
18. AfterShock (Posts: 2985; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I'm making do quite fine on version L.
If I manage to ever grab a one plus 1,
I may see about putting L on it too.
31. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3618; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I consider myself as an android purist, but you literally put me to shame bro. :)
26. Totse2k15 (Posts: 276; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
CyanogenMod is so so to me, tbh. PACman/SlimROMs/Paranoid Android for the win!
Love Custom ROMs.
30. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3618; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Please read Comment #22. Give CM the credit where its due.