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CyanogenMod 9 RC1 brings near-final Android 4.0 ROM to 37 devices

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The CyanogenMod team is releasing the first wave of release candidates for CyanogenMod 9 — its Android 4.0 release. Downloads are available for 37 devices.

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The development team behind the popular CyanogenMod Android firmware is making the first wave of release candidates available for its Android 4.0 ROM, CyanogenMod 9. The list contains 37 devices, including older phones like the Nexus S, non-Android devices like the HP Touchpad, and newer phones like the international Galaxy S III —although there isn't yet an RC1 download for the HTC One X. From this point, the ROMs will enter the nightly build stage as developers work their way toward gold releases — more or less final versions.

If your device isn’t on the list, that doesn’t mean CM9 isn’t coming. A post on the CyanogenMod blog notes that since the ‘core’ OS is now stabilized, people will be able to shift some of their energies toward bringing more devices (some new and some old) up to date. And if you’re wondering whether or not your device is likely to make the cut, you can check out the group’s handy flowchart. Just remember, no asking for ETAs.

Thanks, Anonymous!