OnePlus Hires Former Paranoid Android Developers to Help Build OxygenOS

OnePlus announced the newest members of its OxygenOS custom ROM team today, and a few of the names, if you have been hanging with us here at DL for more than a couple years, may sound familiar.

Positions for Android Technical Lead, UI/UX Designer, and a large chunk of the Android Development Team are now filled by members of the Paranoid Android ROM team, including its co-founder Aaron Gascoigne. As I mentioned, if you followed custom ROMs back in 2013, then you know what Paranoid Android is, as it was a very successful custom ROM which featured PIE and HALO.  (more…)

Paranoid Android ROM Announces Active Display-like Feature Called Peek

Late last evening, when most folks were already snoozing, the Paranoid Android team announced Peek, an Active Display-like feature, much like you would find on the Moto X.

Since the Moto X’s release, many ROMs and applications on Google Play have attempted to recreate Motorola’s magic with the feature. One which has caught our attention for a few weeks is AcDisplay. Anyone not rooted and ROM’ing can go ahead and check that app out.  (more…)

Paranoid Android Teases Redesigned Halo Notifications, Follows New Kit Kat Design Guidelines

It has been a while since we have heard anything from the Paranoid Android team who introduced Halo early last year. Their floating notification system was a huge hit in the ROM community, but since then we have had a new version of Android launch. Android 4.4 Kit Kat brought some new design ideas and that means a new Halo for us.  (more…)

Paranoid Android’s HALO Project Goes Open Source, Coming Soon to a ROM Near You

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Some of the coolest custom Android development to happen lately has come from the folks that make Paranoid AndroidSince the launch of Facebook and their cool Chat Heads feature, PA has launched their own HALO code that allows for similar floating notifications in their ROM. Up until today it has been a PA exclusive, but they have decided to go open source with the project.  (more…)