Google has recently released Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a new version of the most popular mobile operating system and people are eager to get their hands on it. Though it takes a while until phone makers release official updates for their devices and here comes the CyanogenMod team with CM 10.1.
The CyanogenMod team has just announced on Google+ that they started working on CM 10.1, based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and we might get preview or nightly builds pretty soon hopefully. They started to merge their current code with the one from Android 4.2, though nobody can try it just yet, as they still have some more work to do.
CM has also announced that they are going to focus very much on Telephony Split, Multi-User, Quick Settings, and Lock-Screen Widgets, which are Android 4.2’s new features, so they haven’t worked with them before.
Currently the last CM version is 10 ( Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ) and it’s available for a plethora of devices, some of which are never going to get the 4.1 or 4.2 update from the phone maker.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean only runs on a handful of devices at the moment: Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Fortunately phone makers announced that they will update some of their devices to 4.2 in the following months, though CM 10.1 might become available sooner.
CyanogenMod hasn’t announced yet which devices will get CM 10.1, though we can guess that any device that can run CM10 Android 4.1 will get the update to the new version, considering that 4.2 only comes with some improvements and it’s not very different.
At the moment we can only wait and hope that CyanogenMod releases the version 10.1 soon, so we’ll be able to try the new vanilla 4.2 on our older non-Nexus devices.