Some CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlys are available for the Nexus 4, however the popular Galaxy S2 and S3 have not yet stable releases of Cyanogenmod 10. What are the priorities of the Cyanogen team?
We all know that Google has launched a version of its operating system, namely Android 4.2.1 and although no major changes compared to version 4.1 is always good to have the latest update. However, for those without Nexus devices, upgrades are an issue, and that is why we must rest with independent developers like Cyanogen team, looking to bring 100% android experience to a large number of devices.
The truth is that after several months of nightlys, both the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy S3 in international versions, two ultra popular models, are still struggling even with a release candidate of CyanogenMod 10 based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S3 already has Jelly Bean with TouchWiz, but the Galaxy S2 still remains with Ice Cream Sandwich and the situation becomes increasingly dense.
Indeed, the times of developing a OS like Cyanogen are not short, but what is striking is that the team is dedicated to developing ROMS on Nexus devices that are Android 100% and forget those who really need .
Every day I check if there are stable versions and I keep surprising by the time it takes to adapt their ROMS to these devices that have a large community of users. As owner of the Samsung Galaxy S2 I see how everyday minimum things are added in the changelog, and current versions are quite stable, plausible to be used daily. That is why I am surprised also that not even there is a Release Candidate. In the background lies the dreaded question: is Cyanogen setting aside the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S2?
However, this question has no answer and will have to wait as it is a great operating system and offers superior performance to that of the original TouchWiz.
Why do you think it takes so long to release CM10 stable for Galaxy S2 and S3?