Announced today on the official CM blog, Android 4.0 based CyanogenMod 9 stable builds will be released for a handful of devices tonight.
For months now, developers from all over the world have been joining forces, working together towards a mass release of CyanogenMod 9. Some two and a half months after the first release candidate made its way to 37 different devices, stable builds of the stock Android based alternative software are finally ready. For developers and users alike, the release of CyanogenMod 9 is bittersweet.
While it’s great to see team CyanogenMod’s hard work finally come to fruition, CM9 is practically dead on arrival. The release of CyanogenMod 9 marks the end of development for the ROM. From here on out, devs will be devoting their time to CyanogenMod 10, based on the newly released Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.
As far as why the developers behind the ROM would even finish CyanogenMod 9 at all, they simply didn’t want to leave things incomplete.
If for some reason you can’t find a daily-driver worthy Jelly Bean ROM, or just prefer to stick to stable releases, CyanogenMod 9 will be available from get.cm later tonight. The CyanogenMod 9.0.0 release for the GSM Galaxy Nexus from earlier today was a mistake, and the correct release will be available tonight as well.