It’s official, folks! CyanogenMod 7 is now deemed stable enough to be called, well, stable. The ROM is available now for your flashing pleasure on over 30 devices — including some tablets. Don’t worry, it doesn’t disappoint; I’ve been using it through the development process for months and it’s well worth the wait.
If you haven’t been following the updates on its progress, here’s a quick recap: It’s based on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, it’s got built-in root access with all the command-line goodies, Apps2SD capability (built-in), Incognito Mode for the Android Browser, built-in CPU frequency adjustment and scaling (including overclock and choice of governor), loads of UI improvements and interface tweaks, OpenVPN and SIP calling settings, USB/WiFi/Bluetooth tethering, FLAC support, an FM Radio player, and loads of other features and enhancements.
Even if you aren’t into flashing custom ROMs on your expensive new smartphone, you have to admit that this release is a pretty great thing… After all, it means a fully-functional version of Android 2.3.3 is now running, with loads of bells and whistles, on about 30 devices whose manufacturers and carriers are simply too lazy to update.