Cyanogen 7.1 goes stable for 68 devices
posted by Michael H. / Oct 11, 2011, 8:10 PM
Under the hood, Cyanogen 7.1 has updated the base Android version to 2.3.7, meaning it gets all of the bug fixes that Google has been pushing out, and has updated the kernel to 18.104.22.168. There are also new Cyanogen features to enjoy like: Bluetooth mouse support, the ability to revoke app permissions, touch-to-focus in the camera app, and screenshots via the power menu. There are a bunch more features added, which you can find in the changelog. Also, if you want to try it out, there is also experimental support for Google Talk video chat, which even works on phones without front-facing cameras. We tried it out on a Nexus One, and it worked well aside from having to choose to see the person we were chatting with or letting them see us, since the N1 has no front camera.
As we mentioned Cyanogen 7.1 is available for 68 devices, though not all are stable releases. The newly included devices supported include the entire line of Xperia devices; HTC Desire S, Incredible S, and Incredible 2; LG Optimus 2X and T-Mobile G2x; Motorola Backflip, Cliq / Cliq XT, Defy, DROID 2, and DROID X; Samsung Captivate, Fascinate, Mesmerize, Showcase, Vibrant, Galaxy S and Galaxy S2, and the ZTE V9.
The Cyanogen team has also announced that the next version will be Cyanogen 9, because the Honeycomb code will not be made public, so they will be skipping over Cyanogen 8 and go straight to 9, which will be based on Ice Cream Sandwich.
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im new to android but i always wonder what does cyanogen do?
posted on Oct 11, 2011, 8:52 PM 0
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Cyanogen is a custom ROM which adds features to stock Android. The main drawing points for it are that it removes bloatware and manufacturer skins from devices, and also tends to push OS updates faster and to more devices than manufacturers usually do. For example, as noted in the article, the Motorola Cliq is supported with Cyanogen 7.1, and this would be the only way to get Gingerbread, because Motorola won't be bothering to push the update to that handset.
posted on Oct 11, 2011, 10:22 PM 4
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Quick question...if I flash this ROM or any other custom ROM, can I go back and get my apps that I have already paid for once without paying again? How does the market know it is my device...from my gmail login? Thanks,
posted on Oct 11, 2011, 10:46 PM 0
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Hi All! I had Android phone, some time ago and recently got a used Nexus S. I comes clean with no bloatware, at least I didn't see any. So all I wanted to do is install app that overclocks CPU and that is it. Do I need root only or I will have to get this custom ROM? Thanks
posted on Oct 12, 2011, 1:25 PM 0
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