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How does the AOSP relate to the Android Compatibility Program?
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The Android Open-Source Project maintains the Android software, and develops new versions. Since it's open-source, this software can be used for any purpose, including to ship devices that are not compatible with other devices based on the same source.

The function of the Android Compatibility Program is to define a baseline implementation of Android that is compatible with third-party apps written by developers. Devices that are "Android compatible" may participate in the Android ecosystem, including Google Play; devices that don't meet the compatibility requirements exist outside that ecosystem.

In other words, the Android Compatibility Program is how we separate "Android compatible devices" from devices that merely run derivatives of the source code. We welcome all uses of the Android source code, but only Android compatible devices -- as defined and tested by the Android Compatibility Program -- may participate in the Android ecosystem.
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Hey friends, Please tell me what is the difference between AOSP and CM/AOKP? today i have been flashing ROMs but I don't really see the difference between them.
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(03-03-2014, 05:03 PM)Dhasniper Wrote:  Hey friends, Please tell me what is the difference between AOSP and CM/AOKP? today i have been flashing ROMs but I don't really see the difference between them.

Well AOSP [pure android from google's kitchen] is the Android Open Source Project which is the father and the mother of all ROMS out there, it is the base android code.

AOKP is kanged [copied/stolen], its based on AOSP or derived from AOSP with some mods.

Differences are mostly UX and UI based, for example HTC Sense and Samsung TouchWiz are all just skins on top of pure android. Ok not pure android there is a lot of stuff modified by the big banners. The basic idea is this, AOSP is what google gives and AOKP is what people build with features on top of AOSP.
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