Cyanogen has dropped its plans for an Android 7.0-based operating system, and have already begun development of CyanogenMod 14.1, built on Android 7.1. As a result, the release of CyanogenMod 14 has effectively been cancelled.
Vulnerabilities in Android over the last two years forced Google to create stricter protocols around Android hardware and media. The resulting lockdown means Cyanogen would be unable to guarantee that cameras would function with CyanogenMod 14 on all the devices it had planned to support.
Cyanogen still plans to achieve its goal of including 14.1 on older devices unable to run Google’s latest version of Android. This would improve the security of older devices, which have been locked out of the update cycle due to aging hardware.No release date has been set for CyanogenMod 14.1 yet.