CyanogenMod 12.1 Nightlies, Based On Android 5.1 Are Now Available

This week has been a massive week for those who use or follow Cyanogen. At the start of the week the news broke that Cyanogen OS 12, the commercial variant of Cyanogen's offering was finally live and the OTA was beginning to roll out to OnePlus One devices. This is Cyanogen's take on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and has been long waited upon by owners of the One. As such, the news of its arrival was big news. This was also followed later in the week by the news that Cyanogen OS 12 was also beginning to roll out to the other Cyanogen OS 12 running device, YU's Yureka.

However, that was not the only Cyanogen news that came down the wire. In a separate announcement, the company announced that they are indeed partnering with Microsoft to bring a number of products and services to Cyanogen OS 12. This had been rumored for some time, although this week saw the official confirmation coming through. Well, with so much Cyanogen OS 12 news coming through the door in one week, the other side of Cyanogen, the community build, CyanogenMod, has largely been overshadowed in terms of news.

To rectify this, it seems some big news is emerging today in terms of CyanogenMod. It seems, finally and after some delays, CyanogenMod 12.1 nightlies have commenced rolling out. These were originally scheduled to be rolled out a few days back, but for whatever reason was delayed. Either way, the latest is that they have now begun rolling out today to the first devices. Those getting the early CM 12.1 treatment include the OnePlus One (bacon), Moto G (falcon) and Google's Nexus 7 2013 Mobile (deb). For those unfamiliar, with CyanogenMod 12.1, these updates are based on Android 5.1. In contrast, the latest Cyanogen OS 12 official update, which rolled out to commercial devices is only based on Android 5.0.2. As such, if you want to see what the Mod arm of Cyanogen can offer in terms of the latest bleeding edge features, then these are worth giving a try. Click the source link below to head over to the CyanogenMod downloads page and see if the update for your device is live. Do remember though, these are nightlies and therefore, experimental.

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