16
Apr
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Congratulations are in order for the Team Kang, the developers of the Android Open Kang Project. As of yesterday AOKP is only the third community-created ROM to run on 1,000,000 Android devices, behind CyanogenMod and MIUI. The team announced their milestone on the aokp.co blog, noting that with the upcoming release of the first Android 4.2 Milestone build, they'll be shaking up the release process a bit.

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Instead of the rather slow numbered build releases, AOKP will be automatically built and distributed from the team's servers every four days. These nightly (quadra-nightly?) builds will be for those who want to live on the bleeding edge of the custom ROM. Milestone builds, the more infrequent and reliable builds the team releases at much greater intervals, will still be announced and distributed with some fanfare. Team Kang intends to release milestone builds monthly after the first 4.2 milestone.

To help facilitate this change, AOKP developer Sethyx has created AOKPush, an app dedicated to downloading the latest releases directly to your device. (AOKPush is not to be confused with Kangerator, a similar but unofficial app.) Users can choose the Milestone feed, nightly feed, or the test build feed. In addition, you can install the app on non-supported devices, and it will alert you when (and if) your phone or tablet gets official support for AOKP. The app is $1.31, with all proceeds going to support server and development costs.

aokp.co - Milestones, Nightlies, and Millions!

Thanks, V Kovacs!

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Dan Wilczynski

    Milestone Swagger.

  • Adam

    Does this app essentially replace the old, FC ridden Kangerator app?

    • Face Hugger

      Adam, can you die immediatelly? But read the article first.

      • atan420

        a little far, don't you think? My mistake

      • fixxmyhead

        lol i like your attitude

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        I have to say, I laughed out loud.

      • http://profiles.google.com/jubakuba Kit Tihonovich

        Well...Kangerator is made by an AOKP Team Member (adamthecashew).
        But this is something new. MORE than just an official build notifier. Promise.

      • jorluiseptor

        LOL

  • Face Hugger

    This is EXACTLY why I love Android Police. The news!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      We've been kind of doing this news thing for a while now.

  • Angel Penabad

    Best rom for the Nexus 4 from far. Check the aokp power: http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7032/img20130416wa0002.jpg

    Not all can be measure by benchmarks, but that's much better than the stock 4.2.2.

  • dude

    This is just my opinion, I'm flash roms very frequently. I love AOKP. Obviously there are many good choices like Cyanogen, SlimRoms and PacMan. Cyanogen lacks some features, PacMan have too many unneeded features for me, SlimRoms have more tendencies of little bugs and changes the default DPI. AOKP seem to me have the best balance in term of features, performance and stability for me.

    • Qliphah

      You may want to try SmoothROM, it's very stable and built on AOKP.

    • http://twitter.com/Atyp3 David Steven

      Is pacman stable and as fast as CM? I'm on the fence about switching ROMs to PACman.

      • vir ingens

        On my HTC 1S, definitely. But each device differs

        • http://twitter.com/Atyp3 David Steven

          Thanks. I'm on it now and its not bad. Getting a lot of crashes though. YouTube, Reddit and instagram are among the most crashtastic

          • vir ingens

            There are tons of reddit apps, my very favourite being RedReader Beta. Many people also reccommend reddit sync.

  • brkshr

    Every 4 days is not going to be enough for most flashaholics.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jubakuba Kit Tihonovich

      Then get AOKPush, where the team can send you links to their test builds as well.

      • brkshr

        I'm not worried about it, I run CM.

        • http://profiles.google.com/jubakuba Kit Tihonovich

          Don't care.

          • brkshr

            You cared enough to respond :-)

  • http://geniousatplay.blogspot.com/ Bikram Agarwal

    Is there any change since last build though? I didn't notice anything different after flashing.

  • porter86

    AOKP is just slow and bloated..

    • Face Hugger

      Sure, darling. Yes, it's so slow that I've dumped every other ROM for this one.

      No bloat, very fast.

      • vir ingens

        Probably because he hasn't got a decent port for whatever device he installed it on? First think, then write.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.scarano Jordan Scarano

    Love AOKP