Own a Nexus 4, 7, 10 or Galaxy Nexus device? Then you can download and install AOKP Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
I have always admired those many possibilities Android OS is offering when compared to its biggest rival, iOS. Don’t get me wrong here. I consider iOS is quite a remarkable piece of software which always proves it has some very strong advantages. But when it is put face to face with its competitor, Android, the operating system which has been developed by Apple is always behind when it comes to users options.
Why am I saying that? Well, because the whole idea which stands behind the Android OS is to offer as many options to its users, as possible. I mean, you always can choose between different smartphone manufacturers, with different hardware configurations, being sold at different prices. Also, the customization is great on Android. Each large device producer has its own skin and its own apps. These are not things which can be seen in the yard of the Cupertino based company. At least, not too soon.
And because this diversity, which the Android OS has brought on the market, great developers communities have appeared. In this way we have received AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ROMs from groups like CyanogenMod which are continuously developing new and new solutions for the smartphones that run on Google’s mobile OS. A similar impact over this market had been spotted with AOKP (Android Open Kang Project), too.
Over the past few years, many fans have downloaded and AOKP ROMs iterations and flashed their phones with. And that’s no wonder: even if many are claiming that AOKP ROMs are, in fact, just some copies of CyanogenMod firmwares, the truth is that the first ones are really bringing some different and useful features, too.
Today we are going to introduce the newest iterations from AOKP: they’re the firmwares which will run on the latest Nexus devices like: 4, 7, 10 and Galaxy Nexus. And the good news comes from the fact these custom ROMs, which are based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, have become available for download.
If you wonder why Nexus devices are the first to receive these new custom ROMs, then let me highlight the fact that they are also the first to be updated with official Android ROMs, therefore developers are starting their work of customization right on these smartphones and/ or tablets.
The download of AOKP ROMs (equivalent with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean) will target both the Verizon and the international versions of Nexus 4, 7, 10 and Galaxy Nexus devices. The novelties which will be found in these firmwares are not just related to fixing some bugs from previous versions. The new ROM has been updated with the optimizations which Android 4.2.1 is bringing, together with several design and customization related features.
As mentioned in the a/m paragraphs, Nexus devices are the first to receive both official and unofficial ROM releases (like this AOKP iteration). However, there are big chances for users which are in possession of other Android devices to receive custom ROM’s based on Jelly Bean 4.2.1 very soon.
If you want to download this new custom ROM, please access its source website.