I’ve just finished putting the final touches on the first beta build of CyanogenMod 10 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus. It feels like it was just the other day that I started working on the CyanogenMod 9 alpha. Jellybean is what Ice Cream Sandwich should have been; it focuses on optimizing Android performance (“butter”) and further improving the tablet user experience.
While Jellybean was released to AOSP a few months ago, CyanogenMod 10 itself is still in an early stage, but it’s already a joy to use on my P6200.
As you can see, the default layout looks different than in Ice Cream Sandwich. This layout, with the ever-present notification bar and dock, has been coined the “Phablet” UI (as it combines aspects of both tablet and phone UIs). It’s also the interface which is present on the Google Nexus 7 tablet. I’m still not sure whether I like losing the screen real estate to the application dock, but the notification drawer is a welcome change. 🙂
Off the top of my head, everything seems to be working which was already working in CyanogenMod 9. I haven’t tested extensively, but wifi, cameras, bluetooth, sensor-based acceleration, autobrightness, etc all seem to be working…
Here are some more screen shots showing off the phone/tablet “Phablet” user interface as well as the “About this tablet” screen.
Download links, change logs, discussion, etc are all over on the XDA Developers forum, here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1842090