Cyanogen Mod 7 Nightlies Make an Appearance Possibly Heralding Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Written By Sam on 18 January 2011
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The CyanogenMod is a favorite of customized ROMs made for Android OS and version 6.1 is, perhaps, the most stable iteration. These CyanogenMod nightlies have now returned with possibilities of their carrying the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

These Nightlies were suspended when the Android 2.3 Gingerbread source code was dropped, presumably to divert all attention for development of the newer version of the OS. Gingerbread builds have been released, mostly based on CyanogenMods.

This recent release indicates that newer builds will be based on the real Android 2.3 source code rather than from hacked sources. Since these ROMs have not got an official RC1 release, bugs are a possibility but have not been noticed so far. Since the existing ROM runs extremely well, CyanogenMod 7, which is expected to be released, will find it difficult to become popular.

Add to this the fact that some apps may not run well on Mod 7. Froyo version of Android is popular, one reason for which is that an automatic re-installation takes place when you get yourself a new Android device or flash a new ROM. Mod7 may require you to manually install each one from the Android Market. Rather tedious.

This may not be the best yet; there is more to come from the team, but as it stands, it is still good. However, keep looking for improved releases for your phone.

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