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  1. GolpherZX's Avatar
    Forgive the newbie question. I did a google search and I'm guessing that it might be as basic as the google search suggested, but want to make sure. What exactly does "AOSP" mean to the Android world? I keep seeing messages, this is AOSP or it isn't AOSP. Just looking to make sure I know what it is. Thanks,
    Eric_L_1, twilite2000 and gnr_2 like this.
    04-07-2010 11:04 PM
  2. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    It means Android Open Source Project.
    When you see an AOSP ROM, it means its as basic as it gets. No Sense, no nothing. It runs generally faster than a sense based ROM. You just don't get any of the visual flash. So basically, if you use the emulator from the SDK, you see AOSP android. Even more basic than vanilla, if you will. Hard for me to explain, and the AOSP website is very techy (I don't get about half of what they say).
    kpshubert, Alma, Eric_L_1 and 1 others like this.
    04-08-2010 12:34 AM
  3. GolpherZX's Avatar
    That is what I thought it meant. Just that I see a few times it is mentioned, almost like it is a godsend to get it AOSP. I think I'll be sticking to my non-AOSP ROMs, thank you very much!!
    04-08-2010 10:48 AM
  4. Cee-Jay's Avatar
    "AOSP" is like saying "BASIC" or "DOS" or C++. It means that AOSP ROMs are not based on any specific release or particular phone programming. Vanilla, cupcake, eclair, froyo, (AND SOON!!) gingerbread, were all built from coding off the AOSP platform. Doesn't make any AOSP ROMs lesser (or better) than any other ROM. Just means the dev built the ROM "from scratch," if you will. It's not a modded existing ROM, it's completely original. Frozen Yogurt, for instance, is an outstanding AOSP ROM... Kind of like a "new" phone. AOSP ROMs may be right up your alley. Try one, you can always restore if you hate it.
    11-24-2010 04:34 PM
  5. MacGuyInNC's Avatar
    Way to post on a thread that's over 7 and a half months old...
    11-24-2010 07:15 PM
  6. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    If a thread is still open, members are welcome to contribute.
    11-24-2010 07:18 PM
  7. gtricecakes's Avatar
    Way to post on a thread that's over 7 and a half months old...
    Way to be a troll.
    12-17-2010 10:32 AM
  8. EVO-lutionary's Avatar
    Way to be a troll.
    Way to feed a troll.
    mckillio likes this.
    02-23-2011 10:58 PM
  9. Sploinkin's Avatar
    Way to feed a troll.
    Way to feed the troll feeding the troll.

    Such a vicious cycle.
    02-25-2011 10:15 AM
  10. eldub1's Avatar
    Way to post on a thread that's over 7 and a half months old...
    I just learned something from a post that's 8 months old. Thanks op for the question.
    sanriver12, Alma, sjfloat and 6 others like this.
    03-02-2011 07:25 PM
  11. pitmasterme's Avatar
    I just learned something from a post that's 8 months old. Thanks op for the question.
    same here man. learned something new. even after I had already put aosp's cm7 on my "learning how to root" hero.
    Jillxz likes this.
    03-06-2011 01:37 AM
  12. nurdyg's Avatar
    Close to year later and it still helped me... Thank You CeeJay and Andrew Ruffalo ..great explantion
    Jillxz and mckillio like this.
    03-11-2011 11:08 PM
  13. Slapnpop826's Avatar
    Helped me today. Knowledge never gets too old.
    Jillxz likes this.
    04-04-2011 09:32 AM
  14. Mod57's Avatar
    Over a year old and this post helped me today.
    Sam Girgenti likes this.
    04-18-2011 11:12 PM
  15. Snipe_AT's Avatar
    Way to post on a thread that's over 7 and a half months old...
    lol I just something out of this post.
    Even if it is old.
    04-25-2011 08:36 AM
  16. djohna's Avatar
    It helped me today. Thank you.
    09-22-2011 08:43 PM
  17. showpony's Avatar
    I just learned something from a post that's 8 months old. Thanks op for the question.
    Me too! Why would it matter if a post was opened up 8 months after if the information is STILL relevant and useful?!
    oh wait, trolls.. never mind. See you next month when I bump this post to anger the trolls!
    j/k
    11-07-2011 03:04 PM
  18. JHock08's Avatar
    I just learned it too. Thanks.
    11-07-2011 10:24 PM
  19. Nyteravyn's Avatar
    Hey, I too gained knowledge from this old post today... Think back too when...
    11-10-2011 09:41 AM
  20. bolski's Avatar
    Hey, I too gained knowledge from this old post today... Think back too when...
    I noticed the troll has gone away.
    11-18-2011 04:13 PM
  21. kpshubert's Avatar
    "AOSP" is like saying "BASIC" or "DOS" or C++. It means that AOSP ROMs are not based on any specific release or particular phone programming. Vanilla, cupcake, eclair, froyo, (AND SOON!!) gingerbread, were all built from coding off the AOSP platform. Doesn't make any AOSP ROMs lesser (or better) than any other ROM. Just means the dev built the ROM "from scratch," if you will. It's not a modded existing ROM, it's completely original. Frozen Yogurt, for instance, is an outstanding AOSP ROM... Kind of like a "new" phone. AOSP ROMs may be right up your alley. Try one, you can always restore if you hate it.
    I had been wondering about this myself. And where I'm sure I could've found the answer elsewhere if I were willing to search, I found it here and was glad to have done so.

    Keep up the good work, and thanks for helping out us who are newbies to ROMs, flashing, etc.
    01-16-2012 01:22 PM
  22. coldlsr77's Avatar
    Thanks. I've always wondered, now I know. There are over 700,000 android devices activated everyday and there will always be someone in need of a simple knowledge to get them started in the android world.
    01-20-2012 02:58 AM
  23. scooter0421's Avatar
    And Ijust learned something today and I've been flashing roms for maybe 2 years.

    As for the troll thing, I thought these threads were to help everyone or is it just to hear yourself talk? everyone has to learn somewhere. Reminds me of those dudes at the gym who make fun of the new guy cause he's not cut yet but they had to start somewhere too
    02-21-2012 08:54 PM
  24. jaebberwock's Avatar
    Googled what is aosp and here I am. Thanks for asking the question OP.
    08-06-2012 12:53 AM
  25. Eric_L_1's Avatar
    The only dumb question is the question that we fail to ask.

    I was once told after doing something stupid .....(joining the army :-)

    that I would become smarter or stronger............(Drill Sargent didn't care which one ;-)

    Why not do both?

    ..... no matter how long it takes.....

    :-)
    09-23-2012 10:16 PM
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