CyanogenMod 11 M1 comes to Nexus devices, nightlies for other devices rolling out

CyanogenMod 11 M1 comes to Nexus devices, nightlies for other devices rolling out
CyanogenMod has decided to change the way new releases are put out with CyanogenMod 11, which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat. In the past, the team would just put out nightly builds for supported devices and deal with the bug reports from there. This time around, CyanogenMod 11 M1 is being released for Nexus devices first, so the team can more easily parse the issues are reported.

This isn't for all Nexus devices, just actively supported AOSP Nexus devices, which means only the Nexus devices that are getting the official KitKat update from Google: Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2012 & 2013), and 10. This isn't to say that the Galaxy Nexus will be left out of CM11, just that it isn't part of the M1 rollout. The idea is that because all of the code and drivers for these devices come straight from Google, there should be far fewer bugs, and the bugs that do exist should be easier to identify as being part of the CyanogenMod additions or not. 

Being able to more easily identify these bugs will help the entire downstream ecosystem with faster bug fixes and development. CyanogenMod 11 nightlies are beginning to rollout to non-Nexus devices as well, and the team has promised a full list of supported devices by the end of this week, which is in the next couple days. 

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6 Comments

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

ironic that most of the devices in the initial rollout are Verizon Motorola devices. i'll make sure to flash this on to my Girlfriend's Razr M so she can have it to enjoy before i get her a Moto X. now is a good time to have a Motorola on Verizon. ;D

3. makio9

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Nexus and raw deal doesn't come to mind. Basically the opposite. But there is always some downsides to go with the upsides

1. kryme

Posts: 470; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

galaxy nexus owners are getting a raw deal.... 3 years from now the nexus 5 gonna be left out too?

2. DKMDROID

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

its mostly on the premise that people take two year contracts with the phone thus the habit of changing phones every 2 years ALOT has changed since the Galaxy Nexus and you should also consider that its not exactly the raw deal that it is

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Actually, two years from now the Nexus 5 will likely be left out. Google's policy is that only devices released within 18 months are required to get the newest update.

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

You are correct, Michael, but people keep getting it confused. That 18 months is a minimum, not a maximum. The Galaxy Nexus received 4.3. That version came out 21 months after the device released.

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