CyanogenMod is one of the most popular custom tweaks for Android users. The team began work on CyanogenMod 9 after Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” was announced in late October last year. Today, CyanogenMod gave us a quick update on the progress of CyanogenMod 9, and some of the problems it is running into.
The team contributes “the many internal changes that require updated graphics drivers” as one of the major issues with rolling out the new software. There is not any official devkit surrounding graphic drivers, because it is device-to-device, so it has taken a little longer than the team hoped.
Currently, CyanogenMod 9 is available for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi and T-Mobile versions), HP Touchpad, and Motorola Xoom. Next, CyanogenMod 9 will be available for Samsung handsets (Exynos chipset), and devices based on the Qualcomm MSM8660 and 7×30 chipsets after Samsung.
With CyanogenMod 9, the team continues to emphasize that it has completely started over with the new version —for a good reason:
We hope to achieve a good balance between tweakability and a great out-of-the-box experience. I want your phone or tablet to feel like it should have come with CM9.