When I bought Nexus S in January I was using stock Android for few weeks. But somewhere around FOSDEM I moved to nightly builds of Cyanogenmod which is alternative “distribution” of Android done in more open way.

Why moved? New features, out of box support for Polish language, no problems with getting root access for applications, big community behind project were main reasons. And more… I have now custom kernel (Netarchy, DPI changed to 210 (from original 240) with use of Font Changer and normal font replaced by Ubuntu one (also done in Font Changer).

I was updating my phone from one nightly build to another. From one RC to other and today moved to final version. Upgrading usually went fine, but each time I had to reinstall custom kernel or change back to 210 DPI but that’s how it works. I will probably check other alternative builds one day but today I am satisfied with Cyanogenmod7.

But as this is final version then maybe I will find some time and (after discussions with our Android magicians) will do build of it with Linaro cross compiler — who knows, maybe will give few more percent of speed extra?

Cyanogenmod7 released

4 thoughts on “Cyanogenmod7 released

  • 11th April 2011 at 12:35

    Why not install Ubuntu (or Debian) on your phone?

    • 11th April 2011 at 12:37

      Because it is a phone? I like to be able to make calls from this device without going to AT commands level.

  • 11th April 2011 at 17:23

    A boundary between a computer and a phone is virtually nonexistent with this type of device. If you want a phone get a camshell. This is not it.

    • 12th April 2011 at 11:00

      Sure, my first pc (in 2000) was probably slower then my current phone (but had more storage). But I do not want to use Nexus S internals as a base for desktop machine. For me it is a phone — just like my SE k750i was. Ok, I read emails, tweets etc on current one but it is still a cellphone on which I do not want to run desktop software — this is what Maemo guys tried and failed badly.

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