CyanogenMod Announces New M-Series Monthly Releases – Emphasizes Quality Over Quantity

The folks at CyanogenMod have announced a new series of releases for their custom ROM dubbed “M-Series.” Similar their highly experimental nightly builds released on a schedule, M releases will be released every month (guess that makes them monthlies), with emphasis on quality over quantity. The CM team aims to accomplish this by freezing their codebase every so often as a way of stabilizing the ROM. This way experimental features will only be added after a build reaches the coveted stable release.

CM also released a list of devices first in line to receive their first M release. The lucky devices are as follows:

  • Galaxy Nexus GSM (maguro)
  • Galaxy Nexus VZW (toro)
  • Galaxy Nexus Sprint (toroplus)
  • Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G (i9100g)
  • Galaxy S (galaxysmtd)
  • Galaxy S B (galaxysbmtd)
  • Captivate (captivatemtd)
  • Galaxy S3 Sprint (d2spr)
  • Galaxy S3 VZW (d2vzw)
  • Galaxy S3 AT&T (d2att)
  • Galaxy S3 TMO (d2tmo)
  • Galaxy S3 US Cellular (d2usc)
  • Nexus S (crespo)
  • Nexus S 4G (crespo4g)
  • Galaxy Note AT&T (quincyatt)
  • Google Nexus 7 (grouper)
  • Sony Xperia Acro S (hikari)
  • Sony Xperia S (nozomi)

Expect this list to grow with more CM supported devices as time goes on. Once again, this is CyanogenMod’s way of maintaining a higher level of quality control when it comes to their work. Given that CM is open source, anyone (and just about everyone) is able to release their own “unofficial” CM builds. This often times comes at the cost of quality, but hopefully this new move by the CM team will help stabilize things across the board.


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  • yourboysplash

    Downloaded now, might try this on my Nexus 7

    • C-Law

      I highly suggest Bugless Beast. I run it on my n7 and vzw gnex. Best rom I’ve ever come across. No customization options though

      • DanWazz

        BB is what I’ve been using. So stable, but I miss some of the customizations of CM and AOKP. Will probably flash this some time.

  • bmg314

    I have found myself time and again coming back to AOKP after trying other Roms, including CM. It’s just better, imo.

    Hey, sidenote: where the heck are the new Nexus (Nexii?) rumors?? It’s the middle of September already! O.O

    • James

      AOKP would be nothing without the work done by CM.

      • PC_Tool

        James, that attitude sucks and anyone who is a fan of Android should be ashamed to bear it.

        Both CM and AOKP are based off of AOSP, and both have shared code/functionality with each-other.

        AOKP is not CM-based, and never has-been.

        Both benefit the other. I do not understand how one can like one, but hate the other…neither would be where they are now without the other. Personal preference is great, but in no way would AOKP (or CM) be “nothing” without the other.

        Now, CNA, on the other hand…. ;-)

  • PC_Tool

    Amazed to see some Galaxy S1 devices in there, but bummed the fascinatemtd didn’t make the cut. Still got 3 of those (one active, two media/alarm clocks).

    Sounds like this will be a “Milestone” release of sorts. Good news for folks who are a little gun-shy around nightlies.

    Edit: Just flashed it. Can’t believe they don’t have any way of changing/adding/removing nav keys on the Galaxy Nexus devices merged yet. gah…need my menu/search keys. (too old to learn new shizz. :p)

    • Eyad (formerly CTownOL)

      I’m sure the other Aires devices, such as the Fascinate and Vibrant, will be added to the list soon.

  • Butters619

    I can’t wait for a stable CM10 build for the One X. I love the current one, but I had to stop using it as my daily driver because of the wake locks.

  • Frankie Abaddon

    I like this great idea.