Some time ago I wrote about CyanogenMod 7 or CM7 as it is know as. I was not all that happy with it at the time. My phone was not performing at its best so I decided to give CM9 a go as it has been available for some time so it should be quite a mature product.
Well to my surprise I was quite impressed. For those that know I have the Samsung Galaxy S : GT-I900 which is now a couple of revisions old, with the S II and the S III as superior models. When the S III hit the market I was really keen to get a replacement but now that I have install CM9 I see no point in doing so.
Using CM9 I have Android Ice Cream Sandwich which is version 4.0.4 of the operating system. Using the stock ROM from Samsung I’m only able to get to version 2.3.6 of Android with no further development planed. I actually installed CM10 which uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but I did something I should not have done and I had to roll back to CM9 and I have not progressed back to CM10. CM10 did look fantastic but it still has a couple of bugs as it is still an immature release.
Using CM9 I find that email for Exchange and Google Currents the two main applications that I use are now lightning fast compared to running the stock ROM, so I am a happy chappy and I can see me sticking with the I9000 until the S IV is released, as I want a dual quad core CPU. 🙂
So my recommendation to anyone with a Samsung Galaxy S is to upgrade your operating system from the stock ROM to CyanogenMod 9 and possibly within a month from now CM10.