Android Phone Tips

Android Phone Tips
CyanogenMod is a customized version of Android that adds additional features to your smartphone. A Nexus S owner on T-Mobile, I’ve been running CM7 RC4 just waiting for a bonafide release to update. CM7 is based on the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) kernel (Gingerbread was released initially with the Samsung Nexus S). 

While it isn't a release slated to hit most phones by default (2.4 is the next official release, rumor has it), many ROM makers have embraced Gingerbread as the release to hack onto phones. Having a Nexus S at release and running Gingerbread, I can’t disagree. 

CyanogenMod, arguably the most popular mod for Android, has been in development for months, but the team behind it announced today that CyanogenMod 7.0 is ready to be promoted to stable release status. CyanogenMod is based on Android 2.3 "Gingerbread," and supports well over 30 Android devices, from the original Droid by Motorola all the way up to tablets like the Viewsonic G-Tablet and the Barnes and Noble Nook Color.

Jailbreaking your device gives you root access to the Android operating system, and gives you control over which applications also get root access. Once you have it though, you can completely change and customize the operating system, and use mods like CyanogenMod to customize your device in ways that stock Android or even carrier-installed UIs don't allow you to. 

The latest version of the CyanogenMod custom build of Android is available, and CyanogenMod 7.0 is the first to officially support Android tablets. The operating system uses the ADW Launcher in place of the default Android application launcher. The tablet specific versions of CM7 feature a Tablet Tweaks menu in the settings allowing you to access a number of tablet-specific settings in one place. 
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Friday, April 15, 2011 | 0 comments | Labels: , ,


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