Version 10.1 is based on Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean and has been in development for over six months now – the period also saw release of a couple of nightly builds. The latest version of the custom firmware focuses on integrating features of Android Open Source Project (ASOP) into the third party firmware.
The developers have said that following the release of 10.1, they will now be focusing on adding new functionalities and that the next few releases will be following a monthly release cycle. The upcoming releases have been labeled as ‘M-series’ and will include the new ‘privacy mode’ features that has already been merged into the codebase but, is awaiting proper testing.
As of now the CyanogenMod 10.1.0 cannot be installed on a few devices including the ones based on Tegra 2 graphics engine and some Samsung devices that use variants of the Exynos chipset as these chipsets are not supported yet. Developers have said “at this time, we do not plan on incorporating devices that did not receive a RC into this release,” but they have said that they will be providing a status update to users of these handsets as to how their devices will be supported.
We remind our readers that flashing a smartphone or a tablet with custom firmware may permanently brick the device and only those users who have advanced knowledge of custom firmware should go ahead with flashing a custom ROM.