There's a new version of CyanogenMod hitting download servers for select devices today, with more to follow later this month. The devices that can make the switch to the M8 release include OnePlus One, Galaxy S Relay 4G, Samsung Galaxy S III, Xperia Z1 Compact, Oppo Find 7a, Acer Iconia Tab A700 and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet.
More than 80 additional devices will be able to make the switch to the M8 build in the coming days. Notable devices that will be getting a CM build for the first time include the Xperia Z2 and the Oppo Find 7a. The CyanogenMod 11.0 M8 release moves the codebase to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, which brings new features like 'heads up' notification mode, custom homescreen grid sizes, VPN fixes and more. Here's the full changelog:
- Common: Android 4.4.4 (Google)
- New Devices: Sony Xperia Z2 (sirius); Xiaomi Mi2 (aries); Oppo Find 7a/s (find7); OnePlus One (bacon)
- Common: Fix VPN issues related to 4.4.3 merge
- Common: Enable 'Heads Up' notification mode (Settings > Notifications)
- Settings: 'Interface' replaced by 'Status Bar', 'Notification Drawer', and 'Gestures'
- Settings: Moved 'Expanded Desktop' to 'Display'
- Settings: Moved all lock screen related items to 'Lock Screen' and removed duplicates from 'Security'
- Settings: Moved 'Navigation Bar' layout control to 'Buttons'
- Trebuchet: Custom Homescreen grid size
- Trebuchet: Add Protected Apps feature
- Trebuchet: Add Search Panel (Google Now) option
- WhisperPush: No longer ignores 'Blacklist'
- Futex: Protect against Towelroot
- Various small bugfixes, global and device-specific
CyanogenMod 11.0 M8 not available for your device yet? Head on over to CM nightlies to check out the latest builds.