One of the biggest pieces of news in the Android modding community was the news that the CyanogenMod team was going straight from Gingerbread 2.3.7 to Android 4.0, skipping over Honeycomb—and CyanogenMod 8—entirely. This brought some expected hardships due to Android Ice Cream Sandwich being a wholly different beast than Android Gingerbread was. With the number of code changes, skipping an entire version of Android, and the large device support list, it was expected that CyanogenMod 9 would take a little longer than prior iterations to make the same progress. Of course, that didn’t stop us from speculating which devices would eventually get it.
That said, the CM Team took a giant step forward with the release of CyanogenMod 9 RC1—or Release Candidate 1. The CyanogenMod team openly states that they’re particularly proud of this milestone. With the reported changes from within the CyanogenMod Team itself, the new website and logo designs and, of course, the giant changes in the code, the CyanogenMod team equates this achievement as a new chapter in the world of CyanogenMod. Adding in that CyanogenMod 9 RC1 is compatible with an astounding 37 devices, this new chapter is starting out great.
The full list of supported devices, along with their download links, can be found at the get.cm site. The CyanogenMod Team will also be making an appearing at Google I/O 2012, so expect more good news to come flowing out of the CyanogenMod team very soon.