AOKP vs AOSP


  1. emerald10

    emerald10 Well-Known Member

    With the arrival of two really cool looking ICS ROMs, I have to ask a silly question. I know they mean "Open Source" and "Open Kang" but what exactly is the difference?

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    AOSP is essentially what Google sends out (Android Open Source Project) as in completely stock.
    AOKP is a custom ROM that's based on AOSP with some mods baked into it. I run it on my Nexus and it's one of the best ROMs out there. Lot's of development and speedy. Give it a shot.

    Also, the word "kang" is essentially stealing/copying. One thing that's common in Android development, to its detriment. Devs. like AOKP also cite their sources whether they're other devs. or Google themselves.
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  3. emerald10

    emerald10 Well-Known Member

    Saw on this forum a ROM with the word "Kang" in the title. That's why I mentioned it, I wasn't trying to steal anything...but thank you for the clarification :)
  4. bing7625

    bing7625 Well-Known Member

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  5. emerald10

    emerald10 Well-Known Member

    Ok thank you :)
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