It’s been quite a while (225 days to be exact) since AOSP released the source code for Android 4.0 ICS. Since then, the team over at CyanogenMod has be toiling away to get it onto as many devices as possible, and today they are announcing that 37 devices are now ready to receive the first release candidate.
This is a huge deal for Android, as device manufacturers and carriers have been slow to upgrade our devices, CyanogenMod and all the other developers have been instrumental in getting ICS on as many devices as possible. The jump from CyanogenMod 7 (Android 2.3.7) to CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.4) even saw the internal structure, organization and hardware within the CyanogenMod project go through a near-complete reset.
It goes without saying that release candidates aren’t finished code, but I assure you CyanogenMod 9 is stable, fast, and altogether excellent so I wouldn’t hesitate to flash it.
If you’re the owner of one of the 37 lucky devices, head over to CyanogenMod to get started.