After rolling out RC2 for CM7.2 based on Android 2.3.7 a month ago, and nearly CM7.2 RC1 nearly three months ago, the CM team today has finally released the final version of CM7.2 for a bunch of Android devices. Compared to the last two RC releases, the final version of CM7.2 does not contain any new features. It mainly consists of bug fixes, and some stability and performance improvement. Some of these bugs have been plaguing quite a few Android handsets for a long time now including the popular ringtone disappearing from SD card issue.
Apart from this, the final version of CM7.2 brings support for tons of new handsets including Samsung Galaxy Ace, Mini, Motorola Atrix, Sony Ericsson Xperia Live, Pro, Active and more. While the development pace for CM7.2 did slow down heavily, the CM team made up for it by back porting some features from CM9 to CM7.2 including Smart Dialing, and ICS like animations. The whole change-log for the update can be found here.
Going forward, CM7.2 is going to be the last release for quite a few handsets that can perfectly run Ice Cream Sandwich including the Nexus S and Galaxy S II. However, development as a whole for CM7.2 won’t stop as the developers will keep on trying to support as many devices as possible and fix any new bugs they come across.