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CyanogenMod 9 Working On the Nexus S 218

MrSeb writes with an article in Extreme Tech about progress toward getting an AOSP build working on the Nexus S. From the article: "Over the past week, ROM Manager extraordinaire Koush has been frantically working on making a working build of CyanogenMod 9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for the Samsung Nexus S. The custom ROM, which is built purely from the Android Open Source Project, has now reached 'alpha 11.' All major features are present and no significant bugs remain. It's too early to say that the build is ready for prime time or mission-critical work — the final release of CM9 is due in the new year — but it's certainly stable enough for daily use. The most significant feature, if you can call it that, is that Koush's build of ICS is really very smooth — it's as nimble as Gingerbread, if not more so. Unlike the previous, non-CM build that was released last week, this alpha build of CM9 has every feature enabled, including Google Wallet, and setting a mobile data limit. As usual, the custom ROM is pre-rooted, has ROM Manager installed, and absolutely no bloatware. "
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CyanogenMod 9 Working On the Nexus S

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  • Yay (Score:4, Funny)

    by masternerdguy ( 2468142 ) on Monday November 28, 2011 @08:43PM (#38196976)
    I want a real linux distro, not google's vision of how linux should be. Let me know when I can load Debian, SuSe, Fedora, etc, on my phone and then we'll talk.
  • Re:Yay (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 28, 2011 @08:47PM (#38197010)

    Come on now, follow the rules and post that stuff in the apple section.

    Think of the children.

  • Re:Yay (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 28, 2011 @09:08PM (#38197194)

    I want a pink unicorn. And it has to be able to speak English. And shit rainbows. I want it now.

  • Re:Yay (Score:5, Funny)

    by MobileTatsu-NJG ( 946591 ) on Monday November 28, 2011 @09:20PM (#38197300)

    No, it was "dropped" because Nokia's internal politics damaged the company enough that they stuck an ex-Microsoft executive in the CEO slot who promptly killed off the winner they managed to create in the N9 and forced Nokia on to WP7.

    Uh, no. It was dropped because their marketing strategy of having three guys chime in on every Slashdot smartphone thread about how great the N900 is was insufficient to gain any traction in the US.

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