It's not uncommon for an Android phone to be left in the dust when new versions of Android are released. When a new version of Android becomes available, each carrier and manufacturer must make a decision as to which phones to upgrade and which ones to leave behind. Unfortunately, many phones are often left behind.
All hope is not lost, however, since projects such as CyanogenMod bring the latest and greatest versions of Android to these otherwise forgotten phones. CyanogenMod supports dozens of phones, but you'll have to root the device in order to install the custom OS.
With a simple tweet this week, Cyanogen let users know that they are now working on a version of Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android. The tweet read, "And we're off. Check back in 2 months :) #cm9 #ics." Although it may take a couple of months before Cyanogen is able to offer ICS, you can bet many users rejoiced at the news.
Cyanogen made its announcement just one day after Google made the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich available. Cyanogen also said that it would continue to get CyanogenMod 7.2 out the door while working on CyanogenMod 9.