CyanogenMod 12 brings Lollipop treatment to Android phones: screenshots

CyanogenMod 12 is the latest Cyanogen released ROM for Android devices and the latest version gets all its inspiration from Android 5.0 Lollipop. CyanogenMod 12 is the successor of CyanogenMod 11S, which made the OnePlus One one of the most desirable phones because of the widespread customizability functions featured in the ROM. CyanogenMod 12 is surprisingly similar to Android 5.0 Lollipop and fans of the ROM as well as fans of stock Android should be delighted with the recent release.

CyanogenMod 12 should be ready in a couple of weeks, by the end of the year for sure. Until then, you can check out some screenshots of the ROM that have surfaced. With CyanogenMod 12, we can be pretty sure that the OnePlus One might be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop soon. The new features we will be able to see in CyanogenMod 12 are mostly different in design rather than functionality, but we’re sure Cyanogen has put some surprises in, too. CyanogenMod 12 takes full advantage of Material Design and its flat look in the screenshots, so we’re expecting to see more of an Android 5.0 Lollipop variant than a stand alone, unique theme. Naturally, CyanogenMod 12 will bring its own creators’ elements of design into the mix, but the inspiration coming from Google’s new OS should be clearly visible.

CyanogenMod 12 brings a few new features to messaging, allowing users to add signatures and color each conversation with the shade of their choice. CyanogenMod 12 also improves MMS solutions and has a brand new music player. From the screenshots, there seem to be lyrics support and dynamic playlists, as well as a UI to match Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Material Design. We’re curious to see the new CyanogenMod 12 in action next year and we’re sure the new version will be among the most popular ROMs available, just like its predecessor. Check out the screenshots and tell us what you think about CyanogenMod 12 and its Material Design theme. Android 5.0 Lollipop is all the rage right now, and with good reason, since it looks like Google’s best attempt at a comprehensive, functional mobile operating system. While Android 5.0 Lollipop certainly offers a lot of customization and possibilities, CyanogenMod 12 should offer even more, as it got us used to.