Jul 05 AT 7:57 AM Anthony Domanico 12 Comments

Video: Steve Kondik and team discuss the CyanogenMod Project at Google I/O

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CyanogenMod is by far the most high-profile Android ROM out there; millions of users have CyanogenMod installed on their devices. The CyanogenMod ROM is stock Android (currently based on Android 4.0), with extra features that give you greater control over your device.

As you’re undoubtedly aware, Google held its I/O developer conference last week in San Francisco, and 4 members of the CyanogenMod team talked with developers about the project and Android development in general. It’s a good watch for anyone interested in the project, Android development, or custom ROMs. The video below is part 1 of the 2 part series, though the second part of the talk has yet to be posted. We’ll be sure to update this post with the second half once its made available.

Via: Engadget

Source: Phandroid

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  • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

    You have a typo “The video below is part 1 of the 2 part seires”, should be series.

    On-topic: Were the CM guys taken seriously? I learned from experience that one can talk as much as they like, it matters a lot if one is taken seriously.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      As much as I like CM, it think a fireside chat setup would have been much better. More conversational with a handful of pre-approved questions.

    • droilfade

      I was going to ignore this comment, because, ” I learned from experience that one can talk as much as they like, it matters a lot if one is taken seriously”.

      But then, here are little stats:
      Type Total
      Official Installs 1,239,945
      Unofficial Installs (KANGs) 1,265,841
      TOTAL 2,505,786
      Last 24 Hours 12,386

      And then by country: http://stats.cyanogenmod.com/map

      And then of course a Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CyanogenMod

      So yes, they are taken seriously.

      • kiki.utena

        The previous comment was talking about being taken seriously by other dev’s, google, ppl at the conference, e.t.c. NOT by the users that have already downloaded it. I guess being a smart arse doesn’t leave any room for smarts or you would have made the obvious connection and not your own completely meaningless one.

      • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

        I was talking about anybody but the users. I used CM7 on my HD2 for most of the time (I had to try other ROMs so I can see how good can CM be). From the developers and some people’s point of view, CM is still viewed as something extra. There are more devs trying to port Sense, Touchwiz and AOSP ROMs to their devices, the interest is not that high with CM anymore. I own a GSM Evo 3D and I saw little progress in CM ROMs for phones not officially supported by CM.

  • h0ruza

    A Very Good talk indeed.
    Good things come from individuals who have a love for what they do.

    Go CM Team.

  • Anthony E

    I’m guessing this video gets more interesting as it progresses. I tried watching it a few days ago when it was posted on another site, but the presentation left a lot to be desired. The introduction was so boring that I had to turn it off.

    Can anyone confirm that it gets better? Or are all the news sites just re-posting it out of respect for the CM team?

    P.S. I feel like I’m gonna be down-ranked into oblivion even though my post wasn’t in any way rude or trollish. :’(

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      It really doesn’t get better. I listed through it this morning, just to see if there was anything truly interesting. At about the 45 minute mark he talks about the Android 4.0 build and how they started completely from scratch rather than merging the project with Android 2.3.

      There are also some details about the issues they face in porting CM to specific devices. But none of that’s really that interesting unless you follow the development community. Even then, you probably know most of it already.

    • CTown

      To tell the truth, only the slides were intresting. You might as well let the whole video load so you can skip until the slide behind him changes again.

  • Paul

    36:17 Cyanogen actually says only one vendor has worked with them with drivers and everything. Sony Ericsson. Says they have near perfect support for Cyanogen on Sony phones. Mad props to Sony Ericcson. Maybe I should consider their new ION phone, it’s got decent specs. I really wish Sony would make the next Nexus.

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  • Chisanga

    Big fan of the CM Team, hard to some up how valuable there hard work is for the final consumer and that’s not including many other famous roms which use CM as a base.
    In an ideal world where there wasn’t the warranty issues/careless OEMS/Narrow-minded carriers/etc, I would love to see it marketed as a genuine alternative to a phones native skin.

    Imagine it, download the CM app ala Kies and let it take care of the rest, if only things were that simple.