Android users have had an exciting few days since the Google Nexus Prime got leaked by a popular website. We had earlier posted about features and also some Apps which are compatible with Ice Cream Sandwich and can be downloaded and installed right now on your device. Now after few days of delay Android lovers are in for another treat, CynogenMod 7.1 is now available for download right now and is now compatible with 68 devices and extended support till Android Gingerbread 2.3.7 !!!
Earlier the CynogenMod team had announced that the latest version of the Popular Android ROM is getting delayed by few days due to some issues in the Automated Build System. And the CM team have also announced that next in the pipeline is CynogenMod 9 which is compatible with the Honeycomb version of Android.
As the latest version is now available let us talk about what are the new features in the CynogenMod 7.1 :
1. The latest version has support for 68 devices and there are more awaiting to get compatibility. Some popular devices which are compatible are :
- HTC Desire S
- HTC Incredible S
- HTC Incredible 2
- LG Optimus 2X and T-Mobile G2x
- Motorola Backflip (Motus)
- Motorola Cliq / Cliq XT
- Motorola Defy
- Motorola Droid 2
- Motorola Droid X
- Samsung Captivate
- Samsung Fascinate
- Samsung Mesmerize
- Samsung Showcase
- Samsung Vibrant
- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Galaxy S2 (multiple carriers)
- Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
- Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro
- Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
- ZTE V9
2. It has Bluetooth Mouse support.
3. Camera Touch-To-Focus and ability to Revoke App Permissions.
4. Native Screenshots in the Power Menu
5. Upgraded Kernel and Android 2.3.7
For the rest of the changes, head over to the CHANGELOG.
To download the latest CynogenMod 7.1 either you can go to the ROM Manager and go to Updates or you can download the file manually from here.
Also it you should download and install the Google Apps (gapps 20110828) while you’re flashing CM 7.1. You can get the Google Apps from the ROM Manager or you can manually download it from here .
The CynogenMod 9 :
The CM team have released the latest CynogenMod 7.1 and have also the announced the next version of CynogenMod 9 which is for the HoneyComb series and Android Ice Cream Sandwich combined. Hence we may never get a CM 8 and jump directly to CM 9.