While it is not a “prosper” company, Cyanogen Inc. is still leading a community of developers that that bring CyanogenMod updates very often. For example, the CyanogenMod 14.1 Nightlies has just been released and it is based on the Android 7.0 Nougat. This new operating system is now supported by even more devices and if you want to know if your device is among them, you will find out below.
CM 14.1 Nightlies: Supported Devices
Back in August 2016, the development of CyanogenMod 14.1 has been announced and a few days ago, the first sets of official nightly builds have been released. These builds have supported the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, LG G3, LG G4, Xiaomi Mi3, Samsung Galaxy S6 and ZenFone 2. They initially supported the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Xiaomi Mi3, LG G3 and G4, Samsung Galaxy S5 and ZenFone 2.
In concordance with Cyanogen, the nightly build should soon support the Nexus 4. This is quite interesting, as all major OEM manufacturers out there are well known for abandoning their old devices, refusing to develop further updates for the devices that are a few years old.
It is good to know that Samsung has been dragged to court by the Dutch Consumers’ Association, as the big Korean multinational conglomerate company has failed to update its older models. The organization has revealed that about 82% of Samsung’s phones available in the Dutch market have not seen a firmware rollout in two years.
CyanogenMod 14.1: Features
Once you install the CM 14.1 on your device, you will notice some changes in the operating system. The CM 14.1 custom ROM doesn’t have all features from the Android Nougat, but in time we’re sure that the developers will manage to bring as many features and options introduced by Google in its latest mobile OS.
CyanogenMod (and any custom ROM) will unlock new features on your Android devices. One example is that you will be able to completely change the visual style of the user interface. However, when it comes to stability, there have been reports from some users who claimed that custom ROMs are not as stable as the original ones.
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