Seeing the latest version of Android hit AOSP is an exciting time for ROM users everywhere. It usually means AOSP-based ROMs such as CyanogenMod are well on their way to being updated to the latest and greatest codebase with all the fan favorite ROM features in tow. So where’s CyanogenMod itself stand in the wake of the big Lollipop rollout?
The development arm posted an update today noting that they’ve begun work on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and that folks can start to build it from the public github right now. Unfortunately they aren’t yet providing the ROM in nightly capacity, but the good news is that they don’t expect it to take long before those start showing up — the window has officially been set for late November or early December.
The team won’t look to rush the update out as they’ll want to get all the killer features CyanogenMod has become known for loaded up into Android 5.0 Lollipop, and potentially rework features that don’t fit the new look of Lollipop.
They also touched on device support, noting that while they don’t have a clear idea of how many devices they can support for Android 5.0 Lollipop, it’s looking to be a wider range of devices than they originally anticipated. This might be thanks to Google’s work to make Android work smoothly on entry-range and mid-range hardware. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the near future. For now, you can get your hands on CyanogenMod 11 M12 (which is more of a security and bug fixer than anything else) right here.