Week Ending: July 26, 2013
“This Week in CyanogenMod” is an ongoing feature that aims to serve as a one-stop shop for weekly updates. Topics discussed are culled from our social media accounts, gerrit, status updates and general thoughts.
What a week! We got a new Nexus 7, Android 4.3, and we debuted the first stage of Project Nemesis.
We’ve started the process of integrating 4.3 into CyanogenMod to create CM 10.2. As of this post, we’ve finished merging all of the Android Open Source Project’ (AOSP) code into CM and have applied all the CM features that went in without a need for refactoring. This means most of the CM goodies are already baked into our github, and the outliers will be re-coding then merged back in.
Instead of providing picture by picture of devices coming live, here is a quick rundown of what devices have booted 10.2 as of this post:
10.2 nightlies are not yet enabled, give us a bit to flush out the issues before you jump into the latest Jellybean code! Home builders, sync and build at your will, but don’t complain when things break
The New N7
Not to be outdone, we got our hands on the new Nexus 7 and will be working on bring that device some CM 10.2 love as well.
Right off the bat, thank you for allowing us to have a little fun. We often get caught up in our work that we never really get to cut loose. The whole teaser video experience was a lot of fun – you guys sure know how to drum up the hype! That said, I think we’ll try and stick to straight forward news in the future, some of your expectations were way way way out there (CM on iPhone? Really?).
Steve (aka Cyanogen) gave a brief summary of what Nemesis is and what it means for our future. Though we can’t say what we have in store yet, trust that we are aiming to bring the best Custom OS experience possible to you all, and a lot more cools things will follow.
As for the debut of stage 1 for Nemesis, our pals at Android Police gave a first hand look at our first offering, Focal, a new Open Source camera app chock-full of features, including an Open Source replacement for PhotoSphere! It’s author, XplodWild, gave a detailed overview of Focal’s functionality, and even included an awesome video vignette.
We’re going to get back to work making awesome things happen for all the Android Community. Enjoy your weekend!
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