CyanogenMOD v5.0.5 For Android Released
By on March 20th, 2010

CyanogenMOD released the next version in its line of production the v5.0.5. The gap between the release of this and the previous version has been long but the good news is that it is finally available.

For those who do not know what CyanogenMOD is, here is a quote from Wikipedia.

CyanogenMod is a community-based distribution of the open-source Android operating system. It offers features not found in the official Android-based firmwares of vendors of these cell phones, including support for FLAC Lossless Audio, multi-touch, the ability to store and run downloaded applications from the microSD card, compressed cache (compcache), a large APN list, a reboot menu, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, as well as other enhancements.

CyanogenMOD claims an improved performance in all aspects and is built upon all the best features of Android.   The new version has a huge list of changes which can be found at this page. Some of the important ones are:

  • A new V8 JavaScript engine.
  • Includes rsync, iwconfig and iwlist
  • The kernel is slightly modified in terms of voltage levels.
  • The kernel version is 2.6.33.1 and includes many more patches from Google
  • Browser enhancements
  • Tweaked animation speeds

For more information and download, visit the Cyanogen developer page here.

[Via: Androidspin ]

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