Team Paranoid Android Releases Source Code for Color Engine, PIE Controls, Pocket Lock and Other Features

Team Paranoid Android Releases Source Code for Color Engine, PIE Controls, Pocket Lock and Other Features

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The Paranoid Android ROM project has been the recipient of endless praise, but also of a lot of criticism stemming from the fact that some of the elements of their ROM hadn’t been open sourced yet. The AOSPA team has addressed such complaints, and has now open sourced all of their elements on GitHub.

The code for the PA-exclusive Color Engine, the PIE Controls system,  Accidental Touch (prevention) functionality, Pocket Lock and the Three-Finger Swipe Screenshot feature have been opened up for the community, allowing developers and enthusiasts alike to peek and modify their inner workings.

All of the unofficial builders can have their unofficial ROMs bundled with all of the official ROM goodies. The reason for having the code kept private on GitHub for as long as it was kept private, according to the Paranoid Android team, was due to the fact that the team felt the features weren’t fully ready yet. In a G+ post released today, the PA team states that they would follow the same procedure for possible features that could be added into the official ROM builds in the future as well.

Head over to the official GitHub for Paranoid Android to look at all the freshly opened-up code. Here’s a link to the Gerrit, the Crowdin and the official G+ Community for Paranoid Android.