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Take A Quick Look At Some Of The CyanogenMod 12 (CM12) Apps And Features

December 15, 2014 - Written By John Anon

Cyanogen has been in the news a lot recently due to their supposedly falling out with OnePlus. However, that is in respect of their commercial variant OS, CyanogenOS. In contrast, their community build, CyanogenMod (CM), generally hits the headlines for all the right reasons. As such the CyanogenMod community is largely awaiting the release of CyanogenMod 12 (CM12) better known as Cyanogen’s take on Lollipop. Well, if you are one of those awaiting CM12 then you might want to take at the images down below. They are a brief rundown of some of the newer features and make-overs already being noted in CM12.

One of the more obvious changes from the images below is that the CM browser has been updated to be more in-line with Material Design and what we see on stock Lollipop. This includes brighter colors and a Card like UI. To add to this, the File Manager also seems to have undergone quite a facelift with a much more Lollipop look and feel. This includes the use of a side swipe pullout menu as you can see in the image below. Messaging on CM also seems to be an aspect which has greatly been updated. First off, again consistent with stock android we are seeing a much more colorful messaging app which denotes different colors for different users. In addition, there seems to be an added signature feature which can be included in messages now.

In terms of sounds, there are two aspects worth mentioning. First up, the Sound Recorder seems to have undergone a slight makeover with a more vibrant red color throughout. More importantly, the CM stock music player (previously known as Apollo) has been redefined and redesigned (by the same developer) as the now branded ‘Eleven’. This includes a much more integrated and modern presentation and similar to what had recently been seen included in the commercial CyanogenOS update for the lock screen. So what do you think of the new look of CM12? The information and images are limited but do give some indication of what to expect. Are you waiting on CM12? Been running an unofficial port for your device? What do you want to see included?