Though Android 4.4 KitKat is on the brain, team members at the newly-incorporated CyanogenMOD have been working to bring stable builds of Android 4.3-based CyanogenMOD 10.2.
In a recent blog post, the team outlined their plans for the immediate and distant future; Android 4.3 builds are mostly stable, and the snapshot M1 build has rolled out to over 70 devices, including most Nexus, Samsung, Sony and HTC handsets. Nightly builds are still going on as usual, with the regular bug fixes in tow, but the Snapshot M1 build from November 1st is the one you want to flash if stability is paramount.
CyanogenMOD 11, which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat, is already in the works, and will feature as many unique features as are plausible to port over, according to the company’s Google+ account. “A lot of our features survived the jump, while a handful didn’t. Our next steps will be to work on bringing up the items that didn’t merge cleanly (assuming we need them anymore).”
In a more recent post on CM11, they confirmed devices that were previously dropped in CM 10 will not be returning from the dead “just because ‘KitKat runs on lesser hardware.'”
It’s also worth noting that Google told various news organizations that the Nexus 5’s launcher, with its permanent left-side Google Now page, is unique to the new device and is not a part of AOSP, nor will it come to the Nexus 4 when that phone gets updated to Android 4.4.
If you’re a CyanogenMOD user, you’re likely already glued to that F5 button, but if you’re running the latest CM10.2 M1 let us know how it’s working for you.