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OmniROM promises “unique privacy and security features” for next year

OmniROM is teasing “unique privacy and security features” for next year, without actually revealing what it's working on.
December 30, 2013

The team behind the recently announced, but already popular, OmniROM custom ROM has taken a look back at 2013, revealing new features for next year.

One of the most interesting features – especially considering all the reports out there detailing the scope of the NSA’s spying campaigns – is the “unique privacy and security” capabilities promised for next year, “to help you fold your obligatory tin foil hat.”

However, the OmniROM team did not further elaborate what those privacy and security features will be, or what will make them unique. OmniROM is not the only custom ROM out there that will bring more privacy and security features to users interested in such powers for their phones, with the CyanogenMod team having some similar initiatives in mind for its current and future builds.

Other future features include increase device support, UI/UX enhancements and “dancing penguins doing the ‘robot.’”

In addition to plans for next year, the team revealed that in just three months from launch it has received contributions from more than 90 developers, deployed over 30 nightly builds, brought new features to the community and saw over 650,000 unique visitors check out its website and other resources.

OmniROM nightlies downloads in 2013 | Image credit: OmniROM
OmniROM nightlies downloads in 2013 | Image credit: OmniROM

The team has also provided a spreadsheet showing the number of nightly downloads for the device currently supported, with Samsung devices taking four of the first five spots.

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