Android users running CyanogenMod on their devices will be happy to know that the CM team just released the M2 updates for their latest custome Android ROM CM11 for most devices. If it isn’t too late to say it’s a new year’s gift, the CyanogenMod 11 M2 “gift” comes as a surprise mainly because the initial release is for a whopping 65 popular devices. If you are not up to date with the developments in CyanogenMod ROM, it is a custom ROM based on Google’s latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat. The M2 update is CyanogenMod’s non-monthly monthly release and a second release for CyanogenMod 11.
If you are still wondering what it is all about, CyanogenMod is basically an after-market Operating System for Android phones and tablets that you can flash onto your device to replace the stock ROM. There is a version for most devices, especially the popular devices starting with Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Samsung and other devices. At the moment, CyanogenMod has released CM 11 M2 for over 65 devices including Sprint, T-Mo, Metro PCS, AT&T and popular Samsung, LG, HTC and Motorola devices. Oh, users of OPPO N1 will also be happy that the device is on the list.
There will of course be nightlies released regularly that users can download and update their current installs but this M Snapshot is particularly important because it is a more stable release than the nightlies. The nightlies are released every night but the M Snapshots, as I mentioned, are released every month. The monthly snapshots are also expected to have a longer list of bug fixes, improvements and modifications but at the moment, Cyanogen hasn’t released any changelog for this release except a “We’ve been working on bugs, device bringup, porting over features, and working on new features – all included in these builds” Comment.
Although at the moment 65 devices are supported, it is highly anticipated that there will be more releases later tonight and maybe tomorrow, so if your device is not on the list you might want to check back later if you are that anxious. This being a weekend, the timing of the release couldn’t have been better. Go on, download one for your device(s) on CyanogenMod.