The first reasonably stable build of CyanogenMod 9 based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been released for the Samsung Nexus S smartphone.

CyanogenMod is a popular version of Android that’s maintained by a team of independent developers. It’s based on the open source Android code that Google makes available, but tends to include a number of tweaks and third party improvements.

CyanogenMod 9 is the first version based on Android 4.0. Right now the only public build of CM9 is for the Nexus S smartphone, but eventually dozens of phones and tablets are expected to be available.

Developer Koush has released CM9 Alpha 11 for the Nexus S, and while it doesn’t offer a lot of bells and whistles, Koush says it’s already stable enough for most people to use as a primary phone. It supports all the phone’s hardware as well as software including the Android Market and other Google apps including Google Wallet.

via reddit

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2 replies on “CyanogenMod 9 brings Android 4.0 to the Samsung Nexus S”

  1. Motorola, Samsung and HTC should be the main sponsors of cyanogenmod and use their roms to update their phones on the air. Why big companies cant be smart enough to make quick and smart decisions.. 

    1. I always wondered how one CyanogenMod manages to keep so many devices up to date and with much better UI then any of the manufacturers????
      CyanogenMod should be hired by google and their UI should be the only UI!

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