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Android 7.1-based CyanogenMod 14.1 development begins

Android 7.1 Nougat-based CyanogenMod 14.1 development begins
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Although Android 7.0 Nougat is quite fresh, the team behind CyanogenMod has decided to drop version 14.0 (based on this Android build) and focus on releasing version 14.1 instead, a CyanogenMod release based on Android 7.1.
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CyanogenMod has a strong community behind it and nightly builds are being constantly released. However, those who were waiting for the Android 7.0 Nougat-based nightlies to turn into CyanogenMod 14.0 for the masses will be disappointed. The dev team has just announced that CyanogenMod 14.0 will never make it out, as they have decided to focus on version 14.1 instead.

CyanogenMod 14.1 is based on the first update to Android Nougat, namely Android 7.1 Nougat. The reason behind this move is the fact that Google made it more difficult for the CyanogenMod team to provide camera support for all the devices they intend to provide support to. However, this is just an unfortunate result of Google's effort to enhance the security provided by Android Nougat and nothing else.

Although it may take a while until CyanogenMod 14.1 finally becomes available, at least some of the owners of older devices that would never get official Android Nougat support from Google will be able to bring their devices up to date.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-10-31 (Update: 2016-10-31)