CyanogenMod Starts Work On KitKat As CM 10.2 Reaches Stable Status


The team behind CyanogenMod has announced that it is ready to begin work on new ROMs based on Android 4.4 KitKat after CyanogenMod 10.2 (based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean) reached stable status this week. This means CM 10.2 is now officially ready for public use.

If you’re a CyanogenMod fan, it’s likely you’ve been using CM 10.2 for some time — but you would have been using “pre-release” nightly and milestone builds that weren’t entirely ready for daily drivers. They may have been smooth and mostly stable — particularly the most recent releases — but the new “stable” release will be much better.

Now CyanogenMod has started work on CM 11, which is based on Google’s latest KitKat software that made its debut alongside the Nexus 5 in late October. KitKat introduces features like album art on the lock screen, support for fullscreen apps, a new phone dialer with built-in search, and more — all of which should become part of CM 11.

This doesn’t mean support for CM 10.2 will stop, however. The team will continue to rollout security updates and patches for this ROM, so don’t think you’ll be left out in the cold until CM 11 is ready for your device.