Android Jelly Bean 4.1 gave us much enthusiasm, as we were eager to test it and see for ourselves if the buttery smooth experience is true and boy did it deliver. The good news don’t stop here, as CyanogenMod released their Release Candidate CM9 firmware just a couple of days before the Jelly Bean unveil at the Google I/O Conference, making a lot of people happy because from what we know, RC versions come with almost everything fully functional.
It looks like the guys at CyanogenMod are working on a RC2 release of the CM9 Android ICS firmware which could see the light of day in a few weeks and soon enough, they will start working on a Jelly Bean CyanogenMod version if they hadn’t started already.
They foresee the integration of the Jelly Bean 4.1 into their CM firmware as a difficult task, as they will have to manually analyze and merge the JB code line by line which could be time consuming, but don’t panic, as it won’t take as long as the previous releases, at least I don’t think it will.
The folks at CyanogenMod said that the Jelly Bean 4.1 merging process could give them more trouble when they will start recoding Trebuchet into JB and the Theme Engine, SystemUI and Lockscreen will need to be changed too, thus adding to the development hours.
Don’t be expecting a Nightly release of the CM10 Jelly Bean 4.1 firmware very soon, because the team at CyanogenMod wants to polish this version from its early stages, making sure that everything works as it should.
I know that many of you are eagerly waiting for the CM10 Jelly Bean 4.1 firmware, but for now, you’ll have to live with what you’ve got.