If we take a look at today’s Android releases, we’ll see different Android skins such as HTC Sense theme, Sony Timescape, Motorola MotoBlur or incredible Samsung TouchWiz. Beside these skins for Android there is a another kind of variant that came our from the developer community called CyanogenMod, which was first custom AOSP build for Android devices. AOSP ROMs are made directly from Android Open Source Project sticking as close as possible to vanilla Android putting more power in the users’ hands and helping them to make choices by themselves This same technology stands behind Android Open Kang Project (AOKP). Many users who try AOKP for the first time will agree that it looks like a complete rip-off of CyanogenMod, but it has a loyal community of fans.
Just recently, a new version of AOKP build was released for Nexus 4, 7, 10 & Galaxy Nexus; it is based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1. It was expected that Nexus devices will be the first to receive Android 4.2.1 AOKP since these always have been favorite for all AOSP developers. If you are wondering what new features this build brings up, here are some of highlights:
- Unlimited lock screen widgets of any kind
- Fully customizable NavBar buttons, color & transparency, with widget support
- Menu arrow keys while typing
- Status bar transparency
- Customizable tile-based status bar toggles
- Safe headset volume warning toggle
- Several bug fixes, under-the-hood optimizations and core Android 4.2.1 features
To get more details about AOKP visit aokp.co.