tech2 News StaffNov 18, 2016 10:33:39 IST
If you are reading this then you probably know what CyanogenMod is all about. The latest CM 14.1 builds started rolling out a week back bringing Android 7.1 to devices, including some Nexus devices, that were likely to not get the update officially anytime soon.
While the first batch included only a handful of smartphones, the CM team has announced more devices that will get the CM 14.1 Nightlies. The second wave of nightly builds are now available for the Nexus 6, Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi, Nexus 7 2013 4G, OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, Sony Xperia V, Sony Xperia TX, Sony Xperia T, Sony Xperia SP, Moto G 2015.
As an add-on, the Cyanogen team announced a new device that finally gets its first ever CM build, the Xiaomi Mi5 but only the CM 13 build based on Android 6.0.
Just to let you know the CM versions rolling out are called Nightly builds which are Beta, or Test builds rolled out almost every day by the developers. These builds should only be used by people who know what they are doing and can get back to stock version without any issues. Snapshot builds, on the other hand, are stable versions without any known bugs, so you should probably wait for these if you want a more bug free experience.
We have been testing the new CM 14.1 build based on Android 7.1 and we were quite happy with the performance. Of course there are minor bugs here and there but the one thing that disappointed us the most was the lack of Google Assistant, which was the highlight of Android 7.1 Nougat. Hopefully a future build will include the feature or probably there will be a way to sideload it.