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Based on recent interactions, it's apparent that some users aren't fully aware of what's taking place with regards to Paranoid Android and the Android 4.4 release.
It has been stated previously, some time before the release of KitKat, that we intended to rework/rewrite the core features of the ROM. The following are some of the main points from that post.
We will re-do PA from scratch. The focus is on modular design and clean features. Features will be polished and integrated when stable
We will reduce kanging to a minimum. We never did that much but even essential things like Cyanogen's Quick toggles will be dropped. Instead we will write them again, but in "Googly" way. Our goal is to stay closer to stock, things must be nice to look at, simple, uncluttered and easy to modify (like not having to sift through hundreds of system settings to add a toggle). Other essential things that have that polish we can kang if there's demand
Another thing that is of great importance to us is steering things away from that of the "common" ROM scene. Unix types and crackflashers are welcome, but we want normal Android users as well, those that enjoy stock but want more without having to study command line tools, reading endless how-tos from dubious sources
In short: Features from PA 3.99 will not simply be ported to PA 4.0. Instead they will be reviewed, re-thought and in some instances re-written, providing a cleaner UI that maintains a stock feel with useful enhancements.
At the present state of development, a few of those points have already been covered.
Quick toggles has been re-implemented to not only reduce the number of tiles displayed, but also remove the need to sift through hundreds of system settings to add a toggle
Basic custom ROM features have been added to more native places within stock settings. Some non-intrusive enhancements have been integrated without any optional settings.
The "on-the-spot" dialog, which made it's first appearance via the quick toggle quick pull down prompt, has been created to handle those enhancements which affect UI elements but only need to be configured once.
In regards to developing/reintroducing original Paranoid Android features, these are ALL currently being worked on. Updates will be provided as time progresses.
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