CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) is now a “stable” release for popular Android smartphones, according to a blog post by CyanogenMod team. CyanogenMod 9 is developed from the Android Open Source Project, and uses Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as its starting point.
According to Beta News, the stable release “will be the end of the line for the ICS branch” and that they will only fix critical bugs from now on.
You can now get OTA updates for custom ROMs like CyanogenMod 9, making updates easier.
CyanogenMod is aftermarket firmware based on the Android operating system. Features supported by CyanogenMod include native theming support, Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) support, a large Access Point Name list, an OpenVPN client, an enhanced reboot menu, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, CPU overclocking and performance enhancements, soft buttons and other “tablet tweaks”.
Like many open source projects, CyanogenMod is developed using a distributed revision control system with the official repositories being hosted on GitHub.