Sunday , February 18 2018

Android Open Kang Project AOKP reaches 1 million users

The developers of the Android Open Kang Project (or AOKP to those in the know) are celebrating today, as their custom Android ROM has reached an exclusive milestone — it is only the third community-developed ROM to run on more than 1,000,000 devices, behind CyanogenMod and MIUI. Making the announcement on the blog, the team note that with the release of their first Android 4.2 build they’ll be mixing up the release process.

Rather than releasing numbered build releases as they have done in the past, AOKP will be automatically built and distributed from the team’s servers on a four-daily basis. This is somewhat akin to what users of CyanogenMod see with regular nightly (or most-nightly) updates on the bleeding edge. This will only affect the bleeding edge, however, as the more infrequent (and more stable) Milestone builds will still be announced and distributed with a bit more flair. Setting a goal for themselves, AOKP also announced their intention to release monthly Milestone builds once their first 4.2 build is available.

While this is great, there’s now an even easier way to tap in to these frequent builds. AOKP developer Sethyx has created a specialised app called AOKPush which will help you to download the latest release direct to your device. If your device is not yet on the AOKP supported list (you can check the extensive list here) then the app will notify you when or if your device receives AOKP support. For supported devices, you can choose to receive updates from the Milestone feed, nightly feed, or test feed, ranked in increasing order of instability.

The app isn’t free, but this is for good reason — at $1.25 (at the time of writing), all funds raised will go towards supporting the AOKP team’s server and development costs.

Source: blog.
Via: Android Police.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

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1 Comment on "Android Open Kang Project AOKP reaches 1 million users"

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Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Wow, that’s really impressive for a non professional dev crew.

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