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 features Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor while the international models come with the quad-core Exynos 4 chipset including the Korea-bound version, which features the 4G LTE support.
Other key features of the U.S. variants of 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.
Galaxy S3's other features include AllShare Play, Group Cast and Share Shot functions allowing users to share photos with others. Another feature, the S-Beam, allows easy transfer of large files from Galaxy S3 to another device by touching the backs of the two devices.
The much-talked about feature of the Galaxy S3 is S Voice, a language recognition technology that allows customers to control applications and services with words instead of touch. The handset also includes camera features such as Best Shot to choose the best image from a series when taking a photo.