The team behind CyanogenMod, one of the most popular Android ROMs available, took the wraps off of their new CyanogenMod Accounts feature last night. Users can sign up for individual accounts for managing updates, and access new features including the ability to remotely track, find and wipe their device if it’s lost or stolen.
The big new feature is this ability to find and wipe your device, but the dev team says that they have plans to offer more remote management features in the future, and all of them will be associated with your CM account. They also point out that they’ve built the new account system in a way that prohibits them from touching your device. The whole system is open source, optional and completely free.
The new accounts feature is available now, but to use it you’ll have to download and build it yourself from the source code, up at Github. The team wants the community to try it out, test it and poke through it before they start rolling it into the nightly builds. Hit the link below to read more about it.
CyanogenMod Account [CyanogenMod Blog]