Former Writer · May 20, 2012 at 03:00 am

OpenDESIGN Aims to Bring OEM Features to AOSP ROMs

Most users load an AOSP ROM to get away from the OEM experience. Many users who like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and LG hardware sometimes do not like the software that comes with them. HTC Sense has always been a little too bloated, and some have even considered TouchWiz bloatware from the start. Due to these common complaints, users often end up flashing AOSP ROMs like AOKP or CyanogenMod to free their phones and run vanilla Android. However, many users would be remiss if they didn’t admit that there’s always those one or two features that they loved about the OEM Android skins, and wouldn’t really mind having back.

It is with that in mind that the OpenDESIGN project was created. Posted to XDA by Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD, the project has a number of developers working on it. The point? To bring OEM features to AOSP ROMs so users can have even more options for customization, and make their Android experience truly their own. As XpLoDWilD explains:

Our goal is to have features coming from various manufacturers’ layers seamlessly integrated into your phone, as if it was always part of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Why is it cool? All CyanogenMod 9 enabled devices can profit it and enjoy features that would need -according to manufacturers- a brand new $600-phone. I’m not so sure about that.

The project is still in the development stage, so users could be waiting a little bit before things begin to roll out. However, there are dozens of fun features being worked on that will be integrated with at least CyanogenMod 9, as if it were supposed to be part of the phone. For project updates and more details, head on over to the original thread. Also, any developers who want to get involved, feel free to hit up the thread and ask if you can be of help.

[Thanks to XDA Recgonized Developers DooMLoRD and cdesai, and XDA Senior Member peterperfect for the tip!]
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