CyanogenMod 10 just pushed out an update that brings Android’s latest Jelly Bean 4.1.2 to the table for non-Nexus 7 users. The update offers bug fixes, stability improvements, and landscape orientation mode — uniform with the update Android pushed out a few days ago.
Android is known for pushing out updates to other Android-powered devices really slowly. With CyanogenMod 10 users are able to download an update prior to the official release. As explained above, Android 4.1.2 isn’t a very exciting update, however the bug fixes may come handy over time.
The CyanogenMod 10 update was released as a ‘nightly build’ and can be downloaded here, or on your device’s settings panel if you installed the CM10 custom ROM over the past seven days. Visit the following panel to update OTA (over-the-air): Settings > About Phone > CyanogenMod Updates.
It’s astonishing that CyanogenMod 10 is capable of offering such a reliable service. Just think, CM10 is able to offer Jelly Bean updates within days of a release while manufacturers lag months behind on offering the same update. As of October 1st only 1.8% of Android devices were updated to Jelly Bean. If your phone doesn’t offer the update, CM10 is the next-best alternative.