The team at Cyanogen Inc. forced out what is by all accounts the last update in the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat-based Cyanogenmod 11 series, the M12. The brighter part in the update is the inclusion of security patches against the POODLE vulnerability in SSLv3, alongside enhancements for multi-SIM users. The Cyanogen team additionally showed that work on the Lollipop-based CM12 has started vigorously, with the first nightlies expected toward the end of the month or next month.
We are unlikely to enable nightlies against CM12 until towards the end of this month, or early next month, as we work to incorporate the CM features you’ve all come to appreciate into the new code base, and reimagine those that no longer translate to the Material look of L. It is also currently too soon to tell how many devices will transition from 11 to 12, though early traction has this number higher than we had initially hypothesized.
While not focusing on a course of events, the Cyanogen team proposed that “if all goes well, we’ll have something special to welcome the upcoming holidays and New Year.”