While we certainly haven’t forgotten about Haykuro, Cyanogen is the king of Android development when it comes to custom ROMs – and to continue that tradition, he’s planning to bringing Android 2.2 (Froyo) to a handful of devices before it’s officially pushed out.
While we’re hearing that Nexus One users have began to see the final Froyo build hitting their devices, they will still benefit from the CyanogenMod release. CyanogenMod is heavily optimized, and comes with small tweaks that can make a big difference. For example, one of the tweaks allows the trackball to have an assigned color when a particular notification comes your way (text message, email, etc.). Another tweak allows you to unlock the home screen by using just the trackball (so convenient). These small mods will obviously not be found in the official Froyo release, so Nexus One users can still benefit from CyanogenMod even if they have the official Froyo build.
Other devices that will see the Cyanogen Froyo update are the HTC Desire, Sprint HTC EVO 4G, T-Mobile G1 (yes, you read right), HTC Magic (MyTouch 3G), MyTouch 3G Slide, Sprint (CDMA) HTC Hero, and the Motorola Droid. This guy has some great ambitions, and is already hard at work getting the ROMs working for your pleasure. Sense users, if you’re ready for some Froyo in your life, expect to shed the devices’ sexy skin. It should be easy enough to give up when you’ve got so many features on board Froyo.
Let’s not forget the other amazing Android Developers out there, either. If you’re not quite into stock Android, there are countless ROMs to get your Sense on. Still, it’s hard to deny full Flash support, and a free mobile hotspot option. I think those two features alone may be enough to give up Sense.
Expect to see CyanogenMod 6 coming down the pipes sometime soon!