Paranoid Android, the custom ROM which was once known for bringing innovative new features to the table, is now making a comeback with its Nougat flavor. Unlike before, Paranoid Android’s 2017 release is only available for a handful of devices which includes devices from OnePlus and Google’s Nexus and Pixel smartphones.
The team notes that it has moved its ROM to be fully based on CAF that should allow for better performance and user experience. In typical Paranoid Android style, the ROM comes with a beautiful new boot screen and wallpaper along with some tweaks and enhancements to the UI here and there for an improved user experience.
Paranoid Android’s renowned feature, Pie controls, are also present in the ROM. The team has worked on revamping the feature so that it fits in well with Google’s Material Design and promises to keep improving it in the future. Another key new addition to the ROM is the Color Engine that lets one change the color of the System UI to their liking, which essentially acts as changing the theme of your device without having to hunt for themes.
There are also come device specific features like a custom camera HAL for the OnePlus 3T for improved image quality, off-screen gestures, sRGB support, aptX and aptX HD support, and more.
A quick feature set of the ROM as provided by the Paranoid Android team is as follows:
Buttons customization (including navigation bar)
On the spot controls (OTS)
Battery/Notification LED control
Recent tasks locking
Battery icon customization
Google now page in default launcher
Substratum support (Color engine will be deactivated if you use Substratum)
Various performance and battery improvements
Display Burn-in protection (for OLED screens)
More to explore 🙂
For now, Paranoid Android’s 2017 release is only available for the following devices:
- OnePlus 3
- OnePlus 3T
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
The builds for the OnePlus One, OnePlus X, OnePlus 2, Nexus 5, and the Nextbit Robin are in the final stages of testing and will be released as soon as the team considers them stable enough for daily use.[Via +Paranoid Android]