CyanogenMod 7.2 RC2 Released; Adds Support For Galaxy Ace, Epic 4G and Atrix 4G

Earlier today, the CyanogenMod team silently released the Release Candiate 2 of CM7.2 based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. The RC1 of CM7.2 was released well back in March, but ever since Ice Cream Sandwich code went AOSP, the CM team is busy working on CM9 instead of CM7 and thus the development of CM7.2 has slowed down.

Compared to the last RC release, the CM team has added a bunch of new devices that are now supported by CM7.2 including the Galaxy Ace, Mini, Epic 4G, LG Optimus Black, Optimus 3D, Motorola Atrix 4G, Sony Xperia Live, Pro, Active and the Huawei U8150. Other changes include a predictive phone dialer, tons of bug fixes, some device specific changes and more. Below is the full change-log of CM7.2 RC2 -:

  • New devices: Samsung Galaxy Ace, Mini and Epic 4G. LGE Optimus Black, 3D, Hub, Pro, Sol and One. Motorola Atrix 4G. Sony Ericsson Xperia Live, Pro and Active. Huawei U8150.
  • Common: Updated translations – (everyone)
  • Common: T9 predictive Phone dialer – Danesh M, Pawit Pornkitprasan
  • Common: Media player and recorder fixes for a number of corner cases – CAF, Danny Baumann
  • Common: Profile resets – Ladios Jonquil
  • Common: Assorted Wifi fixes
  • Common: Control haptic in quiet hours – Danesh M
  • Common: Lockscreen updates and new styles – Andrew Sutherland, Danny Baumann, Danesh M, Sven Dawitz, Taichi Nishimura
  • Common: Bluetooth MAP support – Jonathan Bensen
  • Common: ICS telephony fix backports – Spencer Oliver
  • Common: Support for Bluetooth GPS dongles – Cuong Bui
  • Common: Better support for mouse and usb keyboards – Emilio Lopez, Tanguy Pruvot
  • Common: Fix timezone detection in Hawaii – Warren Togami
  • Common: ICS Transition effects backport – Russ Underhill
  • Common: ICS Rotation effects backport – Tanguy Pruvot
  • Common: Allow photo storage selection when possible – Greg Kochaniak
  • Common: Improved Calendar reminder options – Danny Baumann
  • Common: Fix color banding in Gallery while displaying 32bpp images – Sang Tae Park
  • Common: ADB over network
  • Common: Improved AVRCP 1.3 compatibility
  • Common: Improved external keyboard and mouse behaviour on some corner cases – Tanguy Pruvot
  • Common: Status bar battery icon configuration – Simon Davie
  • Samsung Galaxy S GSM devices: Fix emergency dialing
  • OMAP Common: Support for recent OMAP3/OMAP4 devices – omapzoom
  • p990: Add FM Radio support
  • p990/p999: fix background calls, fix HDMI output in 1080p
  • Zeppelin, Morrison, Motus: Fixed camera zooming issues
  • Samsung Galaxy S devices: Add tv-out
  • Several devices: Fix device identification on Android Market
  • Crespo, Jordan, Blade, v9, Samsung Galaxy S devices: Device specific settings section
With the CM team working hard on CM9, the development for CM7 will continue to slow down as time goes by. The CM team is also pondering on releasing CM7 nightlies for supported devices every week or bi-weekly so that its CM7 user-base doesn’t feel left out.

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