Paranoid Android is back at doing what it does best!
Paranoid Android releases ROMs based on Nougat
Paranoid Android is back in the game after being quite for a few years. It was one of the most innovative ROM developers who came out with PIE Control and Multi-Tasking way before Google did.
Most of us have forgotten the days when people used to twiddle their thumbs in anticipation of custom ROMs to be made available for their phones.
A custom ROM for a phone did for phones like Samsung, what baptism did for Christians, made them pure.
CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, OmniROM were just few of some of the prominent open-source software developers. With Vanilla Android becoming less de-bloated with every release and offering more user-wanted features, custom ROMs began losing steam. Cyanogenmod no longer exists, but is now succeeded by LineageOS which still remains one of the user favourites.
Paranoid Android had recently teased their comeback with a revamped Pie control and Android Nougat board. And the wait is finally over now, as Paranoid Android is back at it with Nougat Roms for a bunch of smartphones.
It builds on the original ROM with some polished and some new features. These are some of the features that are baked into the fresh ROMs:
- Color Engine
- On-the-spot controls
- Immersive mode
- Paranoid OTA (Updates)
- Quick pull-down
- Substratum support
- Enhanced kernel + control
- Battery styles
- Advanced Power dialog
- Recents app locking
The most important change is the replacement of Theme Engine by the Color Engine which allows fine-tuning of colours of all aspects of the user interface according to one’s liking.
OnePlus devices are in for a special treatment when it comes to these ROMs. They will get additional features like
- Advanced Button Control
- Gesture Control
- Alert Slider Support
- Fingerprint Enhancements
- Camera Enhancements
What’s most exciting for OnePlus devices is Paranoid’s claim that their picture quality and image processing may significantly be better than OEMs! With OnePlus 3/3T cameras already being great, we wonder how much better they will get with PA’s ROM.
The PA team has also partnered with Hampus Olsson to provide for the default wallpapers. Hampus Olsson has previously worked with OnePlus for their official device wallpapers.
Paranoid Android is currently available for Google Pixel & Pixel XL, Google Nexus 5X & 6P and OnePlus 3 & 3T.
They are currently working on ROMs for Nexus 5, Nextbit Robin and OnePlus One, 2 & X. This is good news for OnePlus legacy device owners whose devices will no longer be official supported by OnePlus.