Now that Google has open-sourced the code for Froyo (Android 2.2) you better believe the folks at CyanogenMod aren’t just going to sit on their hands and wait for the manufacturer’s to port the OS to their phones. Not in the least, as the team is already plugging away at the next version of their software for rooted Android handsets.
CyanogenMod 6 will be built up from the Android 2.2 source code and initial plans are to target eight devices according to founder Steve Kondik. Their sites seem firmly set on mostly HTC handsets for the time being, though the Motorola Droid makes the list as well. The full group:
- Nexus One
- HTC Desire
- HTC G1 (Dream)
- HTC myTouch 3G (Magic)
- HTC myTouch 3G Slide
- HTC EVO 4G
- HTC Hero (CDMA version)
- Motorola Droid
Will they manage to beat Motorola and Verizon’s promise of a late summer launch for Froyo on their devices? If their previous work is any indication that is almost a definite, and even though most of the phones on the list have planned 2.2 updates in the works, this may be the only hope for owners of the G1. For those about to root, we salute you!
[via Android and Me]
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- Check out the T-Mobile G1 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
- Check out the HTC Hero forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.