In an update on the CyanogenMod blog today, Cyanogen gave us our first details on device support for the forthcoming Ice Cream Sandwich-based CyanogenMod 9: the first SoCs supported will be TI's OMAP 4, Qualcomm's MSM8660 and MSM7x30, and Samsung's Exynos. Support for NVIDIA's Tegra 2 tablets should also come early. As we reported previously, we should begin to see builds of CM9 for some devices as early as January.

While these newer chips will get early attention, Cyanogen said that support for most of the devices compatible with the Gingerbread-based CyanogenMod 7 would be forthcoming - he singled out Qualcomm's QSD8250 and the Google Nexus One as examples of what the team would be targeting on the low-end. Unfortunately for some, he also singled out the original Motorola Droid (which uses an older TI OMAP3430 and just 256MB of RAM) as a device which definitely wouldn't be supported, advising Droid owners that it is "time to upgrade."

He went on to detail some of the changes and challenges in development - while Google added features in Ice Cream Sandwich that obviate the need for some of CM7's customizations, the team still plans to improve the process for users who build CyanogenMod from source code manually, and also to introduce a new music app, file manager, and app launcher. Ice Cream Sandwich has also broken a number of proprietary graphics and camera drivers, but Cyanogen is confident that these obstacles can be overcome.

Source: CyanogenMod Blog

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  • Cr0nJ0b - Friday, December 02, 2011 - link

    I'm still waiting for ICS on Touchpad. Was that called out? Any thoughts on how quickly that might come in? Reply
  • Andrew.a.cunningham - Friday, December 02, 2011 - link

    A version of CM7 for the TouchPad is currently in its third alpha, according to the thread here: http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/topic/33227-alpha-cya...

    It wasn't mentioned in the CM9 post, but if it (1) runs CM7 and (2) is sufficiently powerful, odds are good that CM9 will make it there eventually.
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  • A5 - Friday, December 02, 2011 - link

    The Touchpad's CPU is the APQ8060, which is just the MSM8660 without any of the cell phone radios. So there should be support at some point, but it will probably be somewhat later than the MSM8660/8260 phones. Reply
  • Leonick - Friday, December 02, 2011 - link

    Good to know seeing how Samsung has already gone against Googles little update alliance they signed agreeing all devices should get updates during at least the first 18 months of their lives.
    The Galaxy Tab 7 isnt much more than a year old and won't receive an update from Samsung...
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  • A5 - Friday, December 02, 2011 - link

    How many of those did they even sell? 10K? Reply
  • tipoo - Friday, December 02, 2011 - link

    It doesn't matter how many they sold, they shouldn't have sold them promising an update and not giving one. Reply
  • sprockkets - Saturday, December 03, 2011 - link

    "Good to know seeing how Samsung has already gone against Googles little update alliance they signed agreeing all devices should get updates during at least the first 18 months of their lives."

    First, the original galaxy tab you refer to was made in the 2.2 days, and was updated to 2.3. Who told samsung to release a tablet before it was ready with Honeycomb anyhow.

    Second, your accusation has no merit - the rule was introduced with ICS or version 4.
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  • iLLz - Friday, December 02, 2011 - link

    I can't wait to start testing builds in the next few months. CM9 is going to be absolutely amazing! Reply
  • leonsk - Friday, December 02, 2011 - link

    I really want this for the new Nook Tablet. Looks like it should be on the early arrival list given that it has the OMAP4. I expect that will allow a repartitioning of the awful B&N reserved memory space. Yes, I know well about the wonders of the Fire but I want the microSD slot. Reply
  • cherrybombaz - Saturday, December 03, 2011 - link

    But the nook has a locked bootloader, so unless it gets unlocked, ICS is very unlikely. Reply

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