Some news out of left field this morning. Many readers will know of Ausdroid’s passion for the development and modification community – from obtaining root on handsets to loading custom ROMs, we support the whole lot.
CyanogenMod is probably one of the better custom Android ROMs available for a variety of handsets, and it recently blessed the original Samsung Galaxy S with an official port. This seems to have caught Samsung’s attention – they haven’t had the negative reaction that some might – rather, Samsung has sent at a complimentary Galaxy S II to at least one of the developers over on the Cyanogenmod team. Atinm, one of the developers working on porting CM7 to the original Galaxy S tweeted today this welcome news. Well done Samsung!
Cyanogenmod started on the original Android phone, HTC’s G1. Since then it has expanded to many other devices, but the list of supported devices remains fairly HTC-centric. While Cyanogenmod’s future on HTC phones may have been a bit shaky until the recent decision to stop locking bootloaders, it appears Samsung is also aware of how influential the power users that love CM are. It may be a bit until we see CM7 running on a GSII, however, since the original Galaxy S port took quite a while to come about.