Cyanogen and the army he leads has some exciting things in store for the HTC EVO 4G’s CyanogenMod6 adaptation. It’s not just going to be Froyo with the standard set of bells and whistles like we’re used to in Cyanogen’s offerings. He’s really taking an interest in the EVO’s unique features and wants to make it a smash-mouth experience.
For starters, he’s customizing the camera bits to ensure that both the front and back cameras are fully functional and switchable. That’s notable considering most in the XDA community are still trying to figure that one out (even after HTC’s released the official kernel source). The fun doesn’t stop there. Cyanogen wants full Bluetooth HID support up and running for the EVO. This allows you to control the device using a mouse and keyboard (as if you were using a PC, of course).
What use is that on a small screen though? (Yes, 4.3-inches is considered a small screen size for practical keyboard and mouse use.) Cyanogen’s taking his hammer to that nifty (albeit limited) HDMI port sitting at the bottom of the EVO. He’s working to enable FULL video-out support from the plug, meaning you’ll be able to see everything your EVO has to show on a big screen (the stock ROM only enables the HDMI port to play video). However well this will show certain apps remains to be seen, but I’m sure the browsing and gaming experiences on a tethered EVO would be quite pleasant thanks to this.
EVO rooters have a lot to look forward to whenever Cyanogen and the team are able to offer up a stable release.
[via Android Central]