Built on Android 2.2.1, and packing all kinds of great features and enhancements, CM 6.1 RC1 is another step forward in the most infamous line of custom Android ROMs. Don't let its release client status lead you to believe it's unusable, as that is far from the truth. Anybody currently using CyanogenMod 6 is aware of its two largest drawbacks; the lack of 4G and HDMI functionality. These two shortcomings aside, CM 6.1 RC1 is a very stable and functional ROM.
So what are you waiting for, oh rooted Android user? Check out the changelog, start backing up your current ROM, and get downloading (Evo download link). Once you've got it up and running, come and share your thoughts in the forums.
Join me after the break as I go over just a few of the new features you'll find in this update.
Update: I should have clarified in this post. CM 6.1 RC1 is only available on select devices at the moment. To find out if your device is supported, you'll want to head over to the official CyanogenMod forums. Their site is under heavy load right now, so it's running pretty far on the slow side.