CyanogenMod 12's new Material Design look pops up: new music player and messaging in tow

CyanogenMod 12's new Material Design look pops up: new music player and messaging in tow
The next, twelfth edition of the renowned CyanogenMod Android customization overlay is fast approaching, and if you want to see how it looks like you can, courtesy of CM Italy. The whiff of Material Design is strong with this one, as you can see in the screenshots below, as there are plenty of new app examples shown that carry Google's new flat and colorful design language. 

CM 12 is expected to be ready by the end of the year, and the distribution of the nightlies should start early in the next, so not much wait before we see what new features has the talented CyanogenMod crew injected in Android's Lollipop edition.

So far the changes revealed are new messaging features such as adding a signature to messages, fresh MMS solutions, and having separate coloring for conversations, depending on who you are talking to. There seems to be a brand new music player, too, with search, revamped interface, dynamic playlists, lyrics support and all the other bells and whistles we've come to expect from the best out there.



1. Akkilidor

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

one word... wow

5. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Another word...when??

9. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

wow + 1. find out using the ASCII code table.

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Johnson is standing at attention after seeing this

3. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Seems good .. pretty fresh !!

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Looking good. Wish Huawei would get this going on the Ascend Mate 2. They would sell a lot more phones.

6. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

did not look like cyanogen mod anymore...

15. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

It looks a lot to TW. everyone now says CM12 is beaituful while you know what they think of TW

7. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Awesome. waiting for 12s for my oneplus one

8. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

I love CM12 I have it on my S5 3 weeks now and is super fast, alot faster than the damn TW. Ofcourse i loose heart rate and fingerprint scanner but i can live with that since the system uses 500mb ram and i have 1.1gb free and everything runs super fast. Only down side is that every 4-5 days i have to manualy update the S5 with the new releases since there is no OTA, but since its stable i do it every 10 days or so, a lot faster than samsung updates though :)

10. itsmemyself

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

You can use an app called cyandelta from play store for updates. It really eases out the work to download a 200 mb file everyday.

12. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Thx man,i didnt knew this app :)

14. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Never heard of it either. Thanks for the info. Everything is possible on android.

11. Andrew5190

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

This is the eleventh version of CM, technically. They skipped Honeycomb.

13. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

I don't think spotify's design fits material design.

16. majedlutfi

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

When Oneplus is getting this update

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