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Cyanogen Builds for Android Ice Cream Sandwich Arrive

The CyanogenMod team, which is dedicated to building unofficial versions of Android, is working on a new version of the ROM which is based on the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

According to an article on c|net (opens in new tab), the team is working on CyanogenMod version 9 or CM9, which is currently available in the alpha version for the Samsung Nexus S and in beta version for Samsung Galaxy S.

"CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 11 for Nexus S is definitely worth checking out. Usable as a daily driver," programmer Koushik "Koush" Dutta wrote on his Google+ profile.

Google open sourced the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with the release of Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first phone in the world which comes with the new operating system.

A lot of Android device makers like HTC, LG and Sony Ericsson have promised ICS updates for some of their most recent devices. However, people whose Android phones won't be getting an official upgrade will have to rely on teams like CyanogenMod to port ICS to their devices.

Ice Cream Sandwich brings Android to a whole new level by unifying the smartphone and the tablet versions of Android on a single platform.

Ravi Mandalia

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