It was all started when CyanogenMod Team announced through that they have already started working on CyanogenMod 9 which will ultimately bring Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 on all supported devices. In latest efforts, CyanogenMod Team released an Alpha version of CyanogenMod 9 for both Nexus S and Galaxy S handsets.
Now CyanogenMod team has revealed further progress on CM9. They have successfully completed most of work on devices equipped with OMAP4, MSM8660/7×30 and Exynos-based hardware. Moreover, they have also announced the support for Galaxy Tab 10.1 and ASUS Transformer. If you owns one of those devices then you may be lucky to get it first.
There are a number of challenges that we are up against. Google has made some pretty major changes to the Android framework that break compatibility with older proprietary camera and graphics drivers in order to achieve some pretty insane performance, but I am confident that the team will be able to overcome these issues like we have in the past.
For those of you who like to build CM from source yourself, you probably know that the spin-up time when starting a CM7 build is absurdly long due to the high number of devices in our repository. Koush and Arcee have put together a solution to this problem that adds new devices on-demand to your local repository, saving on both bandwidth and the long startup time. Some other great enhancements are coming too, like a completely overhauled music app, a new file manager, and a new launcher based on stock 4.0.
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