It was only two weeks ago that we first received the stable build of the Android Gingerbread-based CyanogenMod 7 ROM, and like clockwork (pun intended), we’re seeing another release of the go-to custom ROM for Android. The new build brings bug fixes, new features, and support for more devices to the table, like the original Motorola Droid.
The team released an updated CM7 version 7.0.1 initially, but issues were found and it was pulled. Shortly afterwards, this 7.0.2 was born. This release may indeed be the last update for CM7, and we applaud the team’s effort and consistent releases. We can only hope that the CyanogenMod team will soon have something else to start working on after the Google I/O next month, like the Ice Cream update we keep hearing about. Nonetheless, the best taste of Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread is now available for a handful of handsets and some tablets.
CyanogenMod 7.0.2 now supports the original Motorola Droid, and while it’s been supported in the releases candidates, it didn’t get a stable build until now. It’s nice to see a handset get the latest and greatest software update on a phone that’s almost a year and a half old, and we’re sure plenty of people still have the Droid still kicking around. While this release doesn’t support the G2x as of yet, we do know that it’s on its way, making the dual-core monster even more powerful.
CyanogenMod is building up quite the portfolio of supported devices, and now with tablet support, it’ll be interesting to see where the ROM goes from here. Features like the built-in theme engine, and the hefty amount of notification bar/tablet tweaks definitely won’t be making their way into the official releases of the OS, easily making it superior to what you’d get out of the box of any regular Android handset.
You can grab CyanogenMod 7.0.2 from ROM Manager right now, or hit up the CM mirror site. Happy flashing.
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