CyanogenMod announced CM 10.2 ROM Nightly builds for Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia Tablet Z LTE running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The custom ROMs are now available for download and installation but before you do, know the top benefits you'll get from CM 10.2 firmware.
Android 4.3 Based Firmware
CyanogenMod 10.2 is based on the latest Android 4.3 version which includes all exclusive features such as:
- Bluetooth Low Energy: Bluetooth connection consumes less energy
- Bluetooth Smart: Exclusive connection among Bluetooth Smart Ready accessories such as from fitness sensors, thermometers and more
- OpenGL ES 3.0: Enhanced graphics support for gaming with 3D rendering
- Virtual surround sound: Android 4.3 support Fraunhofer Cingo mobile audio technology
- Wireless Display: Project contents from tablet to TV sets
- Restricted Profiles: updated profile management for several users
- Improved Keyboard and input
- Internationalisation and Localisation
- Enhanced Photo Daydream
- Overall system improvements
- Improved security
- Battery life optimisation
- Android 4.2.2 features included
CyanogenMod 10.2 Features
Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia Tablet Z LTE will also get special modifications and features from the all-new CyanogenMod 10.2 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The following features are some based from the Nightly builds of CM 10.2:
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS
- New system enhancements
- Bluetooth Low Energy
- OpenGL ES 3.0 support
- Renewed Phone application
- New camera app called Focal
- 4K display resolution support
- Security and stability improvements
As of August 2013, CyanogenMod 10.2 supports 14 selected Android smartphones and tablets including three from Sony Xperia line. CM 10.2 has been released as Nightlies which may contain some bugs but can be used for everyday tasks.
"Tonight, we are not building for every device we support - there are always some stragglers. The rest will come when they are given the green light and that will happen when they are ready. These are nightlies - meaning no bug reports, as these builds are in progress (and some may fail) a full 10.2 build roster will be posted later," CyanogenMod posts from their Google+ account.
If you are experienced or knowledgeable on flashing custom ROMs, click here to get the Nightlies from CyanogenMod 10.2 for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia Tablet Z.
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