CyanogenMod Ice Cream Sandwich expected in two months

The popular CyanogenMod Android ROM will be running Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future, if developer estimations are to be believed. According to the official @cyanogen account on Twitter, users of their ROM should be checking back around January 2012 for the Ice Cream Sandwich-flavored build.

Tweeting on Tuesday, the developers said to "check back in two months". In doing so, they confirmed that they were working on CyanogenMod 9, abbreviated to CM9. For those not aware, CM8 was likely intended to appear on Android 3.0 "Honeycomb", though since the source code for it was closed, the developers couldn't get to work building CM8. Despite this set-back, the team is still working on creating an ICS build of what has turned out to be one of the most popular ROMs for the phones it supports.

For those not aware of what CyanogenMod is, it is a custom ROM for specific Android phones. Originating on the T-Mobile G1, the concept was taken to other Android handsets and has been customized further. Among the tweaks provided for CyanogenMod, themes can be installed to completely alter the phone's interface and overclocking the processor on the phone is also a possibility, offering increased performance.

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First and foremost, that your device is supported. Then it's all happiness.

But no, it's just ICS sys reqs which has also always been faster by Cyanogen Mod than the original.

sanctified said,
Is there something like a minimun spec requeriment for ICS?

Just making a guesstimate but I would say at least,

800MHz CPU
512MB RAM
Adreno 200

for optimal performance...although I'm sure there will be ICS ROM's crammed into older devices like the Legend, Hero etc...just because it can be done, however performance would be poor.

Cash Money Billionaire said,

Just making a guesstimate but I would say at least,

800MHz CPU
512MB RAM
Adreno 200

for optimal performance...although I'm sure there will be ICS ROM's crammed into older devices like the Legend, Hero etc...just because it can be done, however performance would be poor.

Good, my Optimus Black still has hope.

sanctified said,
Is there something like a minimun spec requeriment for ICS?

There is no "min spec": The first phone, HTC Dream, can run Gingerbread 2.3

This isnt Windows Phone 7 with its guidelines.

I know its not quite the same, but I just theme cyanogenmod 7.1 to look just like ICS. no need for the software buttons on bottom as I have hardware buttons and it just seems redundant and takes up precious screen space on my Optimus V. only thing im looking forward to in true ICS is supposedly the GPU will be more well utilized

SHoTTa35 said,
ICS ALPHA 2 (Samsung Galaxy S2) build running now. Screen works, touch is messy. No voice/data and tons of other stuff missing! But it's a start:

I would remove your link for the simple fact there are a dozen versions of the SGS2 and each one is a bit different. 1 rom does not cover all versions of SGS2 devices and could Brick a different model.

Actually he said, come back in 2 months and it wasn't anything like a promise, more a we'll be in a better position to let you know then.

TheBlueRaja said,
Actually he said, come back in 2 months and it wasn't anything like a promise, more a we'll be in a better position to let you know then.
This. It's not a final release. Heck, CM7 (and even the time between CM7 RC1 and CM7 Final) took longer than two months.
CM9 will be awhile. *maybe* two months for nightlies, but it will be a bit. There's a heck of a lot of phone kernels to rebuild and make stable.

roadwarrior said,
Looking forward to trying this on my G2. Running MIUI right now, but might go back to CM7.1 soon.

I've got the G2 as well, I love both MIUI and CM7.1. MIUI has so many features I wish were included in other ROMs; specifically the firewall and data traffic meter.