Android users are keenly waiting for the Android M operating system that will be released later this year, but CyanogenMod is also preparing for its CM 12.1. The development of CM 11 and CM 12 are also being finalized.
On Thursday, June 25, the CyanogenMod team revealed that the final snapshot releases of both 11.0 and 12.0 were going live on June 25 night. Snapshots are considered the stable CyanogenMod release, even more stable than the "M" builds that are released on a monthly basis, which are also very reliable.
The development team is still giving attention to CM 11 because many people who were using Android 4.4 KitKat did not want to move on to the CM 12, which is based on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
"The meager stats that we have show that there is a rather large contingency of users who are sticking to CM11 as their release channel of choice, so we felt compelled to give a release showcasing all the work that went into that branch to make it ship ready,"stated CyanogenMod on its official blog.
Many people have expressed their preference of CM 11 to CM 12, which may have prompted the CyanogenMod team to make developments to CM 11.
"I have moved to CM12.1, but it drains battery as hell, now I am back to CM11. It is stable and is twice better regarding battery. The ART is disappointment to me, it does not bring any advantage," shared a user on the CyanogenMod blog.
The development team at CyanogenMod also revealed that they are already preparing CM 12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The nightly builds of CM 12.1 are also available for some select devices if people want to download them.
As the development for CM 12.1 has also started, CM 11 as well as CM 12 weeklies and nightlies will soon close. The development team at CyanogenMod will also start building a version for the upcoming Android M mobile operating system, which is expected to make a debut in the next Nexus handset.
Despite giving attention to new software, the CyanogenMod team has continuously worked on developments supporting the devices running on existing software. Recently, the CyanogenMod team also rolled out updates that fixed several issues such as touchscreen problems, MMS issues and Bluetooth faults in the OnePlus One handset.