A group of developers are working together on a new custom version of Android called OmniROM. It will initially run on the most recent Google Nexus phones and tablets and a few devices from Sony and Oppo, reports Lilliputing. The software is based on the Android Open Source Project, offers a handful of customizations, performance tweaks, and apps, and is focused on the user community.
OmniROM is said to be a bit of a reaction to the latest developments from CyanogenMod.
CyanogenMod, one of the most popular custom ROMs on the market, started off as a community-driven spinoff of Google’s open source software, but has recently become a commercial venture. CyanogenMod recently announced a partnership with Oppo, to offer a version of the company’s latest flagship phone with CyanogenMod preloaded.
At launch, OmniROM will support multi-window mode (allowing you to run more than one app on the screen at once), flippable quick settings, changeable colors, and more. For now, OmniROM is supported by the Nexus 4, 7 and 10.
The team is also working on OmniInstaller, an open source ROM installer that aims to make it easier to install any custom ROM on your phone or tablet.