CyanogenMod 10 development has made great strides in bringing the Jelly Bean experience to users with that trademark Cyanogen flair. Those that have followed the development progress of CM10 understand however that nightly builds and unofficial “KANG” releases aren’t always the most stable or reliable.
To help stabilize this issue, Team CyanogenMod just announced the availability of M-series builds of their popular custom Android ROM.
In the software industry “M” typically refers to “milestone” — as M1 would be milestone one, and continue from there. Interestingly enough however, the CM team has not said anything specific pertaining to what the M truly refers to. What they are certain about, however, is that they want to make it easier for CyanogenMod 10 users to discover ROMs that are stable enough for every day use, and that is where the M-series comes into play. M-series CyanogenMod 10 releases will be launched on a monthly basis and are expected to be more stable than unofficial builds that other developers have been sharing with the community. What’s more is that you can try the CyanogenMod M1 release already, in case you own one of the supported devices. The list of devices includes the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, several Galaxy S III variants, the GSM version of the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S, Google Nexus 7, and more, with additional smartphones and tablets bound to join the party over time.