CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 debuts with a handful of new features and tweaks

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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 Galaxy S, Captivate, & Vibrant
  • LG Optimus 2X/ T-Mobile 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?

[Via: CyanogenMod]

 

  • Anonymous

    I dont know why they dont have support for Moto Defy (UMTS_Jordan) yet. It is on the top 3 of downloads, nonsense

  • Anonymous

    I dont know why they dont have support for Moto Defy (UMTS_Jordan) yet. It is on the top 3 of downloads, nonsense

    • Anonymous

      It took them this long to bring support to the CLIQ and CLIQ XT, so the DEFY will have to wait it’s turn. That said, I hear you. It’s a superior handset and should definitely get some attention.

    • Anonymous

      It has nothing to do with “them,” it’s up to individual devs.  CyanogenMod is built in general, and your particular devs build the kernels for your devices.  Until those kernels are built, no CM.  Don’t blame the CM team.

      • Anonymous

        I didnt blame CM, and its not my idea to do that. But the amount of people downloading and testing the “RC0″ made by a russian (I dont remember his name) its a big proof that people wabt it, even more than other cellphones support by them. Maybe they should work better (devs and CM team) with “most wanted phones”. Just a thought

        • http://twitter.com/WrlsFanatic Roger Barnes

          Sorry, didn’t mean to sound that harsh.  It’s truly a function of just having a developer that happens to have the same device as you and wants to spend the time putting an AOSP/CM kernel together.  The Cyanogen team doesn’t decide, “Hey, let’s work on covering this phone.”  Just saying that’s the only way it gets done, not accusing you of complaining or anything.  Believe me: my wife has an Epic and it’s a joke.  CM7 would be amazing on that phone, but there simply isn’t any notable progress on getting CM7 on her phone.

          • Anonymous

            No problem, I understood what you have said!
            Sorry for my Eng, I’m from Argentina and I’m learning English :)

  • Ericpaulascott

    I have cm7 on my captivate (i think it’s 7.1 but maybe just before it).  anyway, it shows up at android 2.3.4 under the about phone stuff.  I love it.  WAY better than stock 2.2.  May not tell you much but is very smooth and quick responses nearly all the time.  Not sure what else to say but it is very nice.

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