Paranoid Android (software)

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Paranoid Android
Paranoid Android 7.1.2 Home Screen.png
AOSPA Launcher as seen on 7.1.2
Developer Paranoid Android Team
OS family Unix-like
Working state On development
Latest release 7.3.1 / 30 October 2017; 8 months ago (2017-10-30)
Available in
Update method Over-the-air (OTA), ROM flashing
Package manager APK or Google Play Store (if installed)
Official website paranoidandroid.co

Paranoid Android is an open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform.

In September 2015, PC Advisor called it the most famous ROM along with CyanogenMod,[1] and The Economic Times called it the second-largest custom Android ROM in the world with over 200 000 users.[2]

History[edit]

Paranoid Android was founded by Paul Henschel.[2]

In February 2015, OnePlus hired a handful of key members from the Paranoid Android team to work on its new OxygenOS.[3] This caused delays to the release of Paranoid Android 5.1 builds.[4]

In October 2015, team member Matt Flaming told Android Authority that the project would go on hold.[5] In June 2016, the Paranoid Android team announced that they were back with new team members.[6] This coincided with the release of a new version of Paranoid Android, which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, with the May security patch, and includes new customization features.[6] On June 8, 2016, Paranoid Android supported Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 9, OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, and OnePlus X.[7]

On May 31, 2017, the team announced that they released the Nougat flavour of Paranoid Android. This version is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat, with the most notable feature being the return of Pie Controls. Supported devices include the OnePlus 3 and 3T, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, and Pixel XL.[8]

Features[edit]

According to The Economic Times, the two most notable features of Paranoid Android are the Halo and the Pie.[2] The Halo (not included in version 5.0 or greater) is a floating bubble that lets users see notifications without leaving the current screen, and the Pie is a replacement for onscreen navigation buttons that stays off screen and lets users swipe in from the edge to see the buttons.

Paranoid Android also features Substratum theme support support alongside their own Color Engine, accidental touch rejection, Pocket Lock (which prevents buttons being pressed in a user's pocket) and the ability to take a screenshot by swiping three fingers.

List of supported devices[edit]

The following is a list of devices that are supported by Paranoid Android:[9]

Manufacturer Model Code name PA version
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Amami 6.0.3
Huawei Nexus 6P Angler 7.3.1
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Aries 6.0.3
OnePlus One Bacon 7.3.0
LG Nexus 5X Bullhead 7.3.1
Sony Xperia Z2 Tab LTE Castor 6.0.3
Sony Xperia Z2 Tab WiFi Castor_windy 6.0.3
Asus Nexus 7 2013 (4G) Deb 5.0
Google Pixel C Dragon 6.0.3[10]
Oppo Find5 Find5 4.6
Oppo Find7 Find7a 5.0
Oppo Find7 Find7s 5.0
Asus Nexus 7 2013 WiFi Flo 6.0.3
HTC Nexus 9 Flounder 6.0.3
Xiaomi Mi 5 Gemini 7.3.1
Asus Nexus 7 2012 Wifi Grouper 5.1
LG Nexus 5 Hammerhead 7.3.1
Sony Xperia Z1 Honami 6.0.3
Sony Xperia Z3+/Z4 Ivy 6.0.3
Sony Xperia Z3 Leo 6.0.3
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet (LTE) Karin 6.0.3
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet (WiFI) Karin_windy 6.0.3
Sony Xperia X Compact Kugo 7.3.1
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Maguro 4.6
LG Nexus 4 Mako 6.0.3
Samsung Nexus 10 Manta 5.0
Google Pixel XL Marlin 7.3.1
Oppo N1 N1 4.6
OnePlus 2 Oneplus2 6.0.2
OnePlus 3/3T Oneplus3 7.3.1
Oneplus X Onyx 7.3.1
Nextbit Nextbit Robin Robin 7.3.1
Google Pixel Sailfish 7.3.1
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Satsuki 6.0.3
Sony Xperia Z3 Tab Compact Scorpion 6.0.3
Sony Xperia Z3 Tab Compact Wifi Scorpion_windy 6.0.3
Motorola Nexus 6 Shamu 7.3.1
Sony Xperia Z2 Sirius 6.0.3
Sony Xperia Z5 Sumire 6.0.3
Sony Xperia X Suzu 7.3.1
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Suzuran 6.0.3
Asus Nexus 7 2012 (3G) Tilapia 4.6
Sony Xperia Z Ultra Togari 6.0.3
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) Toro 4.6
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint) ToroPlus 4.6
LeEco Le Pro3 Zl1 7.3.1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Casserly, Martyn (28 September 2015). "How to root Android: The beginner's guide to rooting, risks and benefits. How to install the latest version of Android, and how to install custom ROMs including CyanogenMod". PC Advisor. International Data Group. Archived from the original on 14 October 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Shankar, Shashwati (24 September 2015). "Meet Delhi teen Arz Bhatia, lead designer of OnePlus' operating system OxygenOS". The Economic Times. The Times Group. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Petrovan, Bogdan (12 February 2015). "OnePlus hired the key people behind Paranoid Android". Android Authority. Archived from the original on 22 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Cervantes, Edgar (7 July 2015). "Paranoid Android finally releases Android 5.1 builds for Nexus devices". Android Authority. Archived from the original on 23 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Westenberg, Jimmy (11 October 2015). "Paranoid Android is pretty much over". Android Authority. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Petrovan, Bogdan (9 June 2016). "Paranoid Android is back with a big new release". Android Authority. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Crider, Michael (8 June 2016). "Paranoid Android Custom ROM Returns With New Features And Fresh Marshmallow Builds For Nexus And OnePlus Devices". Android Police (Blog). Illogical Robot LLC. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Paranoid Android 2017 - Nougat Resurrection". Archived from the original on 2017-09-26. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Official supported devices". Paranoid Android. Archived from the original on 2017-06-03. Retrieved 2017-06-01. 
  10. ^ http://get.aospa.co/official/dragon

Further reading[edit]

Interview with Alex Naidis from AOSPA: The Future of Paranoid Android, Developer Advice and More!

External links[edit]