Can’t wait for stock Android, Cyanogen Mod 7 is the answer!
The Cyanogen Mod 7 review, finally! Cyanogen Mod 7 is a popular and stable build of android powered by its own developer community creating a wonderful experience and providing updates early to most phones and providing updates to long forgotten android phones. Giving the likes of the T-Mobile G1 Android Gingerbread as well as updating the terminally ill Froyo Tablets. So why am I writing about this build of Android? Personally I do not feel that it has enough publicity and that enough people use it, who have older phones. This of course is a growing problem with the ever more and more protected bootloaders being provided on phones. After all it is practically impossible to root the HTC Sensation, as we have been told, but I’m fairly sure that some developer somewhere will come up with a solution.
So what is the point of CM7? It provides a fast, slick modable user experience of stock Android, with nearly all features working and a vast collection of devices, Manufactures could learn a thing or two about hwo to update a line of products. After all a team of around 15 part-time developers make over 30 successful builds of Gingerbread in around 12 weeks from release, personally I think that is incredible. Yes, it is stock android, but who cares really. Stock android is in fact a really usable and beautiful experience and offers a wide range of features. The clean nature of the interface is in fact a delight to me and the muddled nature of Sense and Touchwiz offer occasionally a inferior experience.
So what can manufactures learn from the Cyanogen Mod community? Its not that hard to update a wide range of phones to a newer build of android in fact why does it take so long, after all hundreds of people are assigned to this a major companies, full time, so why does it take twice as long for hundreds of full time experienced employees to build something that 15 or so part time developers did in half the time?
But anyway, I conclude that Cyanogen Mod is awesome, I know that I’m hooked, for now.