Android 4.1 believed to be Jelly Bean

Current news around the Android World is about the Newer version of Android. It is believed that the next version of Android (4.1) is codenamed as Jelly Bean. The as-yet-unannounced Android OS was outed as version 4.1 on the Galaxy Nexus Google Wallet checkout page. But it is only believed to be as Jelly Bean as Google hasn’t officially revealed the news. Google is expected to provide details on the future of Android at its big developers conference next week. The 4.1 version of Android is said to release on Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ version first, which handsets will follow is yet to be seen. After the release of the biggie Samsung S III which runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it is considered that Jelly Bean wouldn’t have much differences from ICS. You can check out the little blurb of information below on the Play Store website if you’re in the US right now. The image below shows the evidence.

What is CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for select Android devices. It was based on Android OS though. It was developed by Steve Kondik (a.k.a Cyanogen), CyanogenMod Team. Based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers such as Google, TMobile, HTC, etc. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android.

Its Features:

  • Native theming support (also called the “T-Mobile Theme Engine”).
  • Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) support.
  • A Large Access Point Name list.
  • OpenVPN client.
  • Reboot menu.
  • Support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, CPU overclocking
  • Performance enhancements
  • Soft buttons.
  • App permissions management.
  • Interface enhancements.

CyanogenMod is also stated to increase performance and reliability compared with official firmware releases. CyanogenMod is developed as free and open source software based on the official releases of Android by Google, with added original and third-party code.

It started with CyanogenMod version 3.1 making firmwares based on Android 1.5 (Cupcake), Android 1.6 (Donut), Android 2.0 / 2.1 (Eclair), Android 2.2 (Froyo), Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), Android 3.x (Honeycomb), Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich). The latest is the ICS-Based CyanogenMod version 9.x.

The CyanogenMod is available in English language, German language, Simplified Chinese language, Traditional Chinese language, Japanese language, Russian language, Swedish language, Korean language, Finnish language, Portuguese language, Polish language, Catalan language, French language, Italian language.

CyanogenMod (CM9) for Droid 3:

Cyanogenmod 9 (CM9) for Galaxy S2: