Cyanogen winds down CM 11 and 12 development; shifts focus to CM 12.1 and Android M

Cyanogen winds down CM 11 and 12 development; shifts focus to CM 12.1 and Android M
Looking ahead to the release of Google's Android M, the Cyanogen team has outlined its plans for the versions of CyanogenMod currently being maintained. The company, which recently cut most ties with OnePlus, is preparing to roll out the very final builds of CM 11 an CM 12 in the near future, which will coincide with a more concerted effort to work on CM 12.1.

The reason that the development team is still paying any kind of attention to CM 11, based upon the now-antiquated Android KitKat, is down to the fact that many users have apparently been reluctant to make the jump to the Lollipop-based CM 12. As noted in a blog post addressing the matter:

The real take-home, however, is that CM11 and CM12 nightlies and weeklies will soon be drawn to a close, and the real work on CyanogenMod 12.1 will commence. Eventually, The Cyanogen team will build a version over the top of Google's Android M, which is due to make a splash later this year alongside a new Nexus smartphone

Despite the aforementioned severance with OnePlus, Cyanogen continues to support devices running its software, and earlier this week, rolled out fixes for the OnePlus One to address touchscreen, Bluetooth and MMS faults. 

source: Cyanogen



1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013


2. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Cyanogen used to be good... now... I dont know S:

4. hotelman2

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

it's all about business. they used to catch many fans when they were nice. now they care more about money rather than fans

7. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

Partly agree, they are still so good comparing to the others customized ROM. However, I haven't feel the dedication to community like before recently. Plus, the CM12 takes too long without a Snapshot version, which I really need for my daily use. I've been installing CM Roms for any devices that I use just only without my current z3 compact

9. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Why do you need a snapshot? S5 12.0/12.1 nightlies have been daily driver stable with no real complaints for months.

3. foster426

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

I just installed CM 12.1 (5.1.1) nightly this morning. I'm a custom rom noob. Just started yesterday. Went through 4 different roms and all of them sucked. This one works perfectly.

5. waddup121 unregistered

Cyanogen Fell off fam

6. mihulsingh

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

Cyanogen is still the best, most of the other ROMs are actually based on CM.

8. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I would've jumped to CM12 long ago, but GS3 doesn't get any love, anymore.

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