If you’re running CyanogenMod 10 on your Android handset, keeping up with its updates can be a bit of a pain — particularly if you’re running nightly builds. But the team behind CyanogenMod have announced a new “M-Series” of builds that attempts to change that.
Released every month, M-Series releases are focused on quality — rather than quantity — which means they won’t arrive as frequently as nightly builds, but they will be more stable. What’s more, you’ll know exactly where you are with them; it’ll be easier to stay up to date, and you’ll know when to expect a new release.
CyanogenMod explains how M-Series builds came about:
Something we have learned over the past few months is that if you don’t release, someone else will do it for you. Since we are open-source, we absolutely encourage it! Unfortunately, the quality of unofficial builds can vary, and we are serious about quality. Of course nightlies are always available, but we realized that having something that is a bit more stable on a more frequent basis is important. Starting now, we are rolling out our M-Series releases
The list of devices that will be supported by M-Series releases initially is mostly made up of Samsung handsets, but there are a few others in there, too — including the Google Nexus 7:
- Galaxy Nexus GSM (maguro)
- Galaxy Nexus VZW (toro)
- Galaxy Nexus Sprint (toroplus)
- Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G (i9100g)
- Galaxy S (galaxysmtd)
- Galaxy S B (galaxysbmtd)
- Captivate (captivatemtd)
- Galaxy S3 Sprint (d2spr)
- Galaxy S3 VZW (d2vzw)
- Galaxy S3 AT&T (d2att)
- Galaxy S3 TMO (d2tmo)
- Galaxy S3 US Cellular (d2usc)
- Nexus S (crespo)
- Nexus S 4G (crespo4g)
- Galaxy Note AT&T (quincyatt)
- Google Nexus 7 (grouper)
- Sony Xperia Acro S (hikari)
- Sony Xperia S (nozomi)
Of course, this list is expected to grow as M-Series builds become more popular.
Will you be switching to a CyanogenMod M-Series build?