CyanogenMod based on Android 4.4 will be versioned 11 and not CM 10.3

The Cyanogen team has started to port over their code and features over to the Android 4.4 codebase. The new CyanogenMod will be versioned 11, and not 10.3. To me that is a bit strange because Android 4.4 is just an incremental update, so why not release an incremental update of CyanogenMod[1]? Maybe they have something bigger going on? Maybe CM11 will come with Play Store installer, AirPlay support, and other streaming features we have seen?

Update: As +Anders Tyft says in the comments below, the naming is quite logical, because it’s KitKat, not JellyBean anymore:

  • CM6 FroYo
  • CM7 Gingerbread
  • CM8 Honeycomb (CM8 never released)
  • CM9 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • CM10 Jellybean
  • CM11 KitKat

The company just announced that the CM11 project is underway. Hopefully it should not take the team too long to get their first builds ready, the Nexus devices will probably get the CM11 builds first, but many of the other current popular devices will of course also get the builds a short while after that.

  1. CyanogenMod (pronounced sigh-AN-oh-jen-mod), is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for several Android devices. It’s based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android. See more posts tagged CyanogenMod.  ↩