The most popular custom Android ROM has just received an update, bringing CyanogenMod to version 7.1. It’s been a while since we’ve seen the ROM get an update, and this time around you’ll find support for more devices, bug fixes, and new features on the table.
Users who download and install the CyanogenMod Nightly builds may be familiar with just about everything you’ll find in the latest build of the ROM but it’s still nice to see the changes become official. CyanogenMod 7.1 is now officially running Android 2.3.4, which will bring users to the latest version of the OS and allow for video chat through the Google Talk application. Other features include things like support for Bluetooth mouse, WebOS-like notification dismissal, and much more.
We’re also seeing support for a handful of new devices with the latest CyanogenMod offering.
- Samsung , Captivate, & Vibrant
- LG Optimus 2X/ G2X
- HTC Incredible S
- Motorola CLIQ/CLIQ XT
While I can’t necessarily speak for the other devices, the T-Mobile G2X may have a long road ahead of it before the device sees a stable build appear. After over 60 nightly builds, the handset is just starting to become usable when running CyanogenMod, but we’re nonetheless excited for official support. Galaxy S users should be quite happy as well, as it’s taken quite a while to get the handsets ready for CyanogenMod and it’s finally here.
The easiest way to get the update is through ROM Manager but you can also hit up the official mirror site to install CyanogenMod 7.1 manually. Of course, you may want to check to see if your handset is compatible. That said, with support for 30+ devices, you’ll likely find a build just for your phone.
If you’re running the latest version of CyanogenMod, tell us how you’re liking it so far. Will it hold you over until Ice Cream Sandwich?
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