Watch out Cyanogenmod, a new Android open-source custom rom is coming to town.
Over at the Big Android BBQ (a conference for Android developers), Elite developers such as XpLoDWilD (ex-Cyanogenmod developer), Chainfire (i’m sure you know who wrote SuperSU), and Dees_Troy (lead developer of TWRP) talked of what custom ROMs used to be about – innovation, new features, transparency, community, and freedom. Which lead them to collaborate and bring us the OmniROM.
While other ROMs may water down their distribution to ensure it passes Google approval, what OmniROM will offer you is an Android distribution that will remain compatible and won’t compromise your experience. XpLoDWilD in particular said that what makes OmniROM different is it’s focused on performance, cohesion, stability, innovation, code quality, community and open source. And the community more than anything else.
Here’s some of the key features of Omni:
- Flippable Quick Settings
- Roadrunner mode
- Daydream enhancements
- Integrated Performance Control
- Color-changeable, 3D depth Phase Beam
- and more
OmniROM is based on AOSP (pure stock Android), and from their patches are added to support an array of devices. And what’s more good news is OmniROM is also aiming to support legacy devices sticking to their vision that (quote from pulser_g2) custom ROMs were meant to extend the useful lives of phones, not leave phones dangling without support.
Having said that OmniROM is based on AOSP, Nexus devices are the first to be officialy supported. The Oppo find 5, Sony blue/mint, Xperia Z, Xperia Tablet Z are supported as well. The Samsung Galaxy S 3 (i9300) and the Oppo R819 are in the works and more devices are promised to be added soon.
The OmniROM has just been announced but it’s already been making a lot of Android enthusiasts and developers excited thanks to the heavyweight coders behind this big project. But what really makes Omni appealing is that it aims to take us back to where Android is really all about – a free and sharing community.
At Omega users, Omega is known as one of the best TouchWiz ROMs out there but we also build some AOKP based Omega ROMs for the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3.
So here’s our question: How would you like to see an Omni-based Omega ROM in the future? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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