There are several theme launchers for Android open-source platforms and CyanogenMod is one of the most popular custom firmware for Android-based soley on the Android AOSP project. Now with the release of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, lot of Android users are keen to taste the latest goodies on their devices thanks to the famous custom ROM, and CM developer team have not disappointed though, usually Open Source Project usually serves as a sigh of relief for the variety of users that otherwise be stuck on an older Android version owning to the fact that OEMs are not certain on releasing updates to the older devices. With CyanogenMod 10.2 nightlies has now started making its appearances on the official channel for a limited edition devices, which is based on Android 4.3.
The official CM 10.2 nightlies on some of the best Android phones, currently includes ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, Galaxy Nexus, Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy Note, Xperia Tablet Z, Motorola Droid RAZR, surprisingly the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and a variety of other devices as well. Although the list would continue to grow as more devices ar added by the individual branch maintainers.
Similar to all nightly builds, this CM 10.2 nightlies are also experimental, and many features are missing or broken. But the stability is inevitable, it’s likely that bugs will be cleaned on a daily basis. Still, ready to try it and get the taste of a working Android 4.3 experience on your supported Android devices, you may want to give it a shot.
The official Google Apps package has also been updated alongside the CM 10.2 builds to include support for Android 4.3. The recent report from an official CyanogenMod post suggests that any GApps package for Android 4.2 will not be working if these builds installed on your device. For that to work you have to first of all make sure to update the corresponding Google Apps as well, if you’re planning on experimenting this latest release.
Whereas, the CMW Recovery has also been updated to include support for the newest builds, and will be rolling out for all compatible devices over the course of next 24 hours.
If you being a fan of AOSP and are keen to get your hands on Android 4.3 nightlies, you might give it a try yourself, while CyanogenMod has always been a reliable and superiors method of installing a venilla Android experience on pretty much any device.
The release of nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.2 for such a good number of devices indicates that it’s here to stay and grow. You can now grab the CM 10.2 ROM for your device from get.com here.