"CyanogenMod 10," the custom build of Android based on 4.1 Jelly Bean, announced just a couple of weeks back, made its maiden appearance on Tuesday. The developer's team at CyanogenMod released a preview build of CyanogenMod 10 on the Samsung Galaxy S3 for AT&T and T-Mobile.
Although the Galaxy S3 didn't get CyanogenMod 9, the smartphone became the first device to get a taste of CyanogenMod 10, reported Phandroid.
While Steve Kondik, the well-known developer responsible for the CM craze, published preview builds of the Jelly Bean-infused custom ROM for the AT&T and T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy S3, another developer did the same for the Sprint variant of the smartphone, the report added.
Verizon's version of the Galaxy S3 was nowhere to be found with Phandroid saying that "a locked and encrypted bootloader means there will be no official development of CyanogenMod." However, the developer edition of the device with the unlockable bootloader may be useful once it's available.
CyanogenMod 10 is a rough first version and therefore users are recommended to install it on their devices at their own risk.
"Not everything's going to work right. In fact, many things are likely to be broken or wonky. A preview is exactly what it sounds like: a tool to let you see what the future will bring before it arrives," stated the Phandroid report.
Check out the three XDA threads in the source links below for each respective version of the Samsung Galaxy S3:
In the U.S., Samsung Galaxy S3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. On the other hand, the international models of the smartphone feature the quad-core Exynos 4 chipset including the Korean version, which supports the 4G LTE technology.
Other significant features of the U.S. variants of the Galaxy S3 include a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, surrounded by an ultra-thin bezel to maximize the viewing area of the handset, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G LTE connectivity, 2GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear-facing camera, a 1.9MP front-facing camera and a 2100 mAh battery. From the connectivity part, Galaxy S3 comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n. It weighs 4.7 ounces (133.24 grams) and is 8.6 millimeters thin.
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