We’re coming up at the end of KitKat’s life expectancy here, at least in terms of receiving updates, and as such the teams at CyanogenMod and others are gearing up for Android L’s hopefully imminent release. For now though there are still plenty of bugs to squash at Cyanogen headquarters, and today’s build of CyanogenMod 11 has reached milestone 10, or M10 for short, and as such represents what’s known as a stable build containing features that have been tested in recent nightlies and deemed to be completely or nearly bug-free.
Support has been officially added for the Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and a few other modifications have been made to device support, notably support has been officially dropped for the Galaxy Nexus and the original DROID MAXX. We knew the Galaxy Nexus support drop was coming, but seeing as how it’s been officially dropped as of this release tells us CM11 is nearly in its complete stage. The Theme engine has been tweaked and more themable elements have been added.
In terms of brand new features we’re looking at quick switching of tasks by long-pressing the recent apps button to switch back and forth between the last used app. Also notable is the addition of Glove Mode, which makes the digitizer extra sensitive so the phone can even be used with gloves on; perfect timing since we’ll be fast approaching winter in the near future. Smart cover support has also been adopted, so if you’re a user of a flip case and have a smart cover sensor on your phone, CyanogenMod will not automatically lock and unlock your device if you’re using one of these devices and covers. This is another great convenience added to an already amazing ROM, and the list here is just a snippet of what’s been made available by the CM team. Check the official blog link below for all the changes, and get those updates going!