CM10 Shows G1 Some Jelly Bean Love, CM9 Starts Going Stable


For as excited as we get about new and unreleased smartphone hardware, we’re still nostalgic for some of the handsets of years past. When it comes to Android devices, you can’t get more classic than the HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1, the first Android phone to hit the market all the way back in 2008. Just because it’s an oldie doesn’t mean developers have forgotten about it, and thanks to their work, users who have held onto their G1s this whole time can now upgrade their phones to Jelly Bean.

This CM10 port is just a pre-alpha release, so there’s still plenty of work to be done. For now, cellular connectivity is a bust, drastically limiting this release’s use as a daily driver. If you’re just looking to experiment with it, though, and see what life still might be left in your G1, this build could be worth a look.

Everyone’s attention may be turned to CM10 nowadays, but the CyanogenMod team continues to finish-up work on the ICS-based CM9. We’ve seen a couple release candidates come out so far this summer, and now it looks like the end is finally in sight. The GSM Galaxy Nexus release of CM9 is now marked as “stable”, the first-such phone to reach this point. We should start seeing other CM9 builds reach the same milestone over the next few weeks, freeing-up developer resources to start focusing on CM10, instead.

Update: It looks like that Galaxy Nexus release was a little early, but the official arrival of CM9 final for most supported devices will occur tonight.

Source: XDA-Developers, CyanogenMod
Via: Android Police, IntoMobile

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!