Cyanogen of CyanogenMod posted an update to his website earlier this evening on that status of and potential timeline for CyanogenMod 6. Key points below:

  • Will support Nexus One and Droid first, Dream/Sapphire shortly thereafter, and Slide a little later
  • Desire, Incredible, and EVO 4G will all be supported eventually (read: No ETA)
  • First experimental build expected to be available this weekend
  • Small incremental update to CyanogenMod 5 will also appear this weekend

This is big news, as CyanogenMod 6, a custom ROM, is based on the Android 2.2 Froyo source code. Its predecessor, CyanogenMod 5, runs on 2.1 eclair. Native support for the JIT compiler, Flash support, updated browser, and the Android-native apps2SD will all be part of this update. In terms of interface, it seems likely users can expect a fairly similar experience to the current release, 5.08, which was a major update to the mod. CyanogenMod users have been privy to the Froyo-like AWD Launcher for some time now, as well as wireless tethering and apps2SD.

The full posting by Cyanogen, below…

It’s been just under a week since Google released Froyo (Android 2.2) into the open-source world and we’ve made great progress on CyanogenMod-6 already. Approximately 20 of us on the CM team are working hard on merging all of the community-developed extras in, as well as porting to new devices. Google did a great job and really gave us the best foundation to start from this time around.

Here’s where we stand so far.. Most of the CyanogenMod extras have been merged. Some features are being reworked (like trackball settings), new device ports are well underway. The first devices to see CM6 experimental releases will most likely be the Nexus One and Droid simply because those are the devices that “just work”. The Dream/Sapphire port has everything working but one small issueremains. Wes Garner has the Slide port well underway. I don’t have a status report of the Desire, Incredible, and Evo versions at this time.

I’m expecting that we should have some experimental releases by the weekend, but please don’t spam us asking for ETAs.. We are just as excited to get this out as you are

You can follow our progress on Github or drop by in #cyanogenmod or #koush.

Regarding updates to CM5.. A small update will be coming this weekend to fix a few bugs but the focus will remain on CM6!

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting us with testing, bugfixing, code, new features, and of course donations. CM is what it is because of the community. Thank you!