Cyanogen 9 race has begun, builds in 2 months?

Cyanogen 9 race has begun, builds in 2 months?
Everyone with a rooted device wants to know when Cyanogen 9 will make it out to their devices. Unfortunately, Team Douche doesn't like to promise release dates or even give much indication on when builds will be available. Instead, the team tends to stick with the "when it's ready" philosophy of development.

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

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22 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

michael and all you lovely tech enthusiasts will appreciate this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPPuEbXwOF4 The SGS 2 has been hacked to allow 720p resolution NOW... on a non pentile display )

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

What? It did not have this already?

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

13. ChriisM

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

800x480*

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

umm.. what he said. :)

15. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Oct 27, 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: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 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: Dec 16, 2009

Looking on xda there are other devs working on builds for several different android devices.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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!

6. nickjjay

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Who's remixfa? ;-)

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

18. nickjjay

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Haha. Nice.

20. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

sounds hot. lol where do i get his number :o

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Check out Galnet MIUI ROM:http://www.galnetmiui.co.uk/landing/forums/forum.php The ROM has 4.0.1 ICS framework.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

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