CyanogenMod Team Confirms Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based CM10

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Steve Kondik, aka Cyanogen, is a symbol for the Android developers and hacking community and for the users that choose custom ROMs over stock firmwares. As you probably know he is the man behind CyanogenMod and all the hackers and devs know him as Cyanogen. Those of you who use CM ROMs and ever wondered who you should thank for, well Steve Kndik should be a great idea.

Cyanogen hosted a presentation at Android User Group in San Franchisco, event attached to Google I/O 2012. Kondik’s presentation detailed the history of CyanogenMod and the steps the popular ROM made to become this famous. At the bottom of the article you can watch an hour-long video where you get to beet Cyanogen and his ideas for the Android ecosystem. The event was hosted by Marakana company, which also uploaded the video on Youtube.

Kondik talked about the challenges of the CyanogenMod team and how it worked on the new Android versions. At the end of June 2012, CyanogenMod was installed on over 2.4 million Android-powered smartphones. Cyanogen is now a Samsung employee, where it works as software developer and, hopefully the Android updates will arrive a lot faster in the near future.

The CyanogenMod team announced that CM9 Release Candidate is finally available, but since Google unveiled Android 4.0 Jelly Bean a day later the whole community wondered what will happen with CM9 and how the next version will be called? Some said that Kondik  will name it CM9.1, but the father of CyanogenMod confirmed that the custom ROM will follow the tradition and will be named CM10.

The development of CM9 will continue undisturbed while CM10 will show up as soon Google releases the Android 4.0 Jelly Bean source code.

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