The new Nexus 5 has been revealed and Android 4.4 KitKat source is available for download. With this comes a new version of CyanogenMod – the CyanogenMod 11. CyanogenMod is a custom ROM built on Google’s pure Android OS – AOSP (Android Open Source Project). While AOSP Android 4.4 ROMs are live, we still don’t have a CyanogenMod ROM built using Android 4.4 sources, but we will soon as CyanogenMod team has started pushing CyanogenMod 11 code to its Github.
The CyanogenMod team is working on integrating its features with Android 4.4 sources. All CyanogenMod features must be upgraded well to work with Android 4.4 KitKat. While most upgrades were made easily from Android 4.3 to Android 4.4, a few apps do need a lot of work. Some of them are CyanogenMod’s launcher Trebuchet, Phone app and Lockscreen.
Once CyanogenMod has pushed the entire code to its Github repositories, first builds of CyanogenMod 11 will be live. No wonder they will initially support the Nexus devices but CyanogenMod will soon roll out support for other devices too. Unofficial builds of CyaogenMod 11 will also be available for unsupported devices in case a developer works on it himself.