In a new announcement made by the official CM team recently, there’s been a reference to Google’s next Android version, also known as “L” release.
As you may or may not know, Google has decided for the first time in Android’s history to grant access for the release even though it’s still in early stages of development.
Which is a great idea in general since it would significantly help for a wide developer adoption.
On the other hand, the CM team reminds us that since it’s still in an early stage of development, a preview release if you will, some of the code – a minor part or perhaps a substantial part of it is still likely due to be changed.
Hence, in order not to waste any valuable time and risk the final version would break since the source code was changed, Cm decision for now is to wait and hold off with “L” release a little longer.
How Long will CyanogenMod Hold Off “L”?
Well, according to the announcement it will take approximately at least 3 more weeks until version 12 will land, but that’s basically a just rough estimation.
“We could spend the next 3 weeks working on integrating CM features against this new platform, and then have it suddenly change dramatically and break in the final release of “L”. This would boil down to a waste of time.”
Remember that it’s all highly dependent on when Google will decide to release the official final version of the source code, after that will happen, an official port to CM will not take long to arrive.
“L” ‘ports’ in The Developer Community
In the meanwhile, if despite everything said above you still feel the urge to try an “L” based CM version, the team confirms that there will be “L” ‘ports’ available in the developer community.
Source: CM blog