The developers behind the popular CyanogenMod version of Google Android may be hard at work on CyanogenMod 9 which is based on Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But there’s also at least one more CM7 release on the way — and according to the latest changelog, some Android 4.0 features will find their way to Android 2.3 Gingerbread in the next release.
CyanogenMod 7.2 Release Candidate 1 is due out soon, and the changelog shows many of the new features, including:
- Ice Cream Sandwich transition effects
- Ice Cream Sandwich rotation effects
- Ice Cream Sandwich telephony fixes
Other updates include a number of bug fixes, calendar improvements, a T9 predictive phone dialer, and lockscreen updates. CyanogenMod 7.2 will also add support for additional phones and new features for specific phones, including support for tv output on Samsung Galaxy S phones.
The system requirements for Android 4.0 are a little different than those for earlier versions of Android, so some phones that can run CM7 won’t officially be supported when CM9 is released. So it’s nice to see that some of the latest features will still find their way into CM7.