ParanoidAndroid ROM review – Galaxy Nexus gets tablified [Video]

May 3, 2012
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Lucky Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners have plenty of screen real estate to work with. With a whopping 1280×720 resolution, and a sharp 316 pixels per inch (PPI), it’s a wonder that Samsung didn’t take bit more advantage of the phone’s specs. Regardless, being the Google phone has its perks, as developer “drcmda” has constructed a ROM that, with a simple flash, turns your Galaxy Nexus into a tablet/phone hybrid.

About the ROM

“This is NOT just tablet mode”, the developer says, “This is an ongoing developer project to make way for a modification that will entirely transform your device, but retain the aesthetics and the experience of your phone.” That’s right! When running the ParanoidAndroid ROM you will be working with a 4.65” tablet. That means apps, menus, and UI are all in tablet format. Even native apps such as the dialer have been optimized to bear their respective tablet style look. This ROM basically tricks your phone into thinking it’s a tablet!

Features 

  • Cyanogenmod 9 source code
  • Re-written Trebuchet launcher for tablet mode
  • Butter-smooth performance.
  • 100% functional android standard keyboard
  • Custom Boot animation
  • Fully functional Google Apps package
  • Available for the GSM and CDMA Galaxy Nexus.

Installation is as simple as flashing any other ROM in ClockworkMod recovery just wipe your data, cache, and dalvick cache before flashing. This ROM means business, but you can easily flash another ROM if you happen to not like your hybrid setup.

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GkLeuxwyts

So, if you’re looking to soak up some of that delicious screen space on your Galaxy Nexus, why not turn it into a mini-tablet with the ParanoidAndroid ROM? Let us know your thoughts! Butter smooth people, and bacon tasty!

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