Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S series of Androids is about to get a shot in the arm, thanks to the the development efforts of the coders working on CyanogenMod. While experimental builds of the custom ROM replacement have existed for the Galaxy S and its carrier-branded cousins, the smartphone hasn’t been officially supported by the project. Now it looks like that will finally be changing, starting with AT&T’s Captivate getting its first official CyanogenMod nightlies.
These nightly builds mark the Captivate’s progress towards a stable CM7 release. It won’t be making that journey alone, with plans to follow-up in short order by having the Vibrant and the normal Galaxy S follow suit. Further down the road, the team would like to get progress on the Epic 4G and the Fascinate up to the same point, but idiosyncrasies with those two models mean that developers will be in for more work in order to output a usable CM7 release for the pair; bad luck for Galaxy S users on a CDMA network.
If you’re curious to see what progress has been made so far, go ahead and retrieve the latest Captivate nightly from the CyanogenMod download repository. For those of you who just want a stable version of CM7 for their Galaxy S Android, sit tight for night and wait for the inevitable release candidate to come along.