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Paranoid Android 4.5 Alpha: Kit-Kat with Android L Card Stack

Coinciding with the latest stable release in version 4.4 of Paranoid Android, the team behind the custom ROM has also released an alpha preview of version 4.5. This alpha release experiment is based on Android 4.4.4 and while not having any core elements of the Android L code, it does borrow CardStackView from the Android L developer preview.

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What does this mean for the latest Alpha release of Paranoid Android? By using the CardStackView, the PA team has applied the same material design elements to the currently open apps in the ROM. While it’s not much, it will give you a preview of what to expect from Android L when it is finally released. For a little more in-depth idea of what we’re talking about, taking a look at the following video:

Otherwise, the stable 4.43 version of Paranoid Android received the following changes and fixes:

  • ParanoidOTA fixes and cleanup
  • Fix daydream duplicates
  • Theme Engine upstream patches
  • Quicksettings fixes
  • Pie will be activated in apps that use immersive mode if pie is enabled via on the spot.

You can head over to Paranoid Android to install the Alpha release yourself. Just take note that this is a true alpha release and is quite unstable, so you may find a bunch of bugs and issues. 

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