Those of you who follow and flash CyanogenMod’s stock-ish flavor of Android firmware undoubtedly can’t wait until the company starts releasing builds based on Android 5.0, Lollipop. Today, the CyanogenMod Team released an update that explains when you can expect usable Lollipop-based CyanogenMod builds.
According to a blog post on the official CyanogenMod blog, Android 5.0 based CM12 nightlies for certain devices will start to become available late this month or early next month. You have to imagine devices that are easiest to develop for, like the Nexus family, will see the most stable builds first. But that doesn’t mean they will be ready for daily use on your only phone any time soon.
As with any new major Android revision, there are a lot of features that need to be reworked and reimagined for Lollipop, especially on the design front with the introduction of Material Design. It will probably be quite some time before stable Lollipop-based CyanogenMod builds are available for most major phones. Nonetheless, it’s good to know the company is already working hard on the world’s most popular third-party firmware for Android.