Just under a week after receiving almost unprecedented support from the Android community to fund the purchase of new build servers, the CM team has begun pumping out CM9 nightlies for a handful of devices. There's no question - the CM team is moving quickly, and the release of so many nightlies in such a short time span is exciting, to say the least.

Koushik Dutta, in a Google+ post earlier this evening, expressed appreciation, confirming that CyanogenMod "was able to purchase 3 top of the line, ridiculously geared, build servers," which will soon have an automatic build schedule. Dutta also indicated that CM7 nightly builds will be up and running again soon.

Definition: A "nightly" is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day's worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

Among the devices in the first round of CM9 nightlies are the Galaxy Nexus (both GSM and CDMA), Nexus S (GSM and CDMA), and Motorola Xoom (Wi-Fi and LTE). Dutta also explains that curious users can track build progress using the Jenkins Status page.

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If you've been waiting (like all of us) to get your hands on CM9, and own one of the devices above, just hit the appropriate link and grab the download. Judging by the speed at which the team pushed out the first round of nightly builds though, the rest of us shouldn't have too long to wait.

Source: CM via Google+