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  • The popular Pixel Experience ROM is shutting down.
  • Older builds will still be available, but new builds won’t be created.
  • Lead José Henrique gave no direct reason for shutting down the project.

What if you love the software experience of a Google Pixel phone but don’t care for the hardware? The best way to solve this conundrum would be to use a custom Android ROM that brings over the Pixel experience to phones from other OEMs.

That’s exactly what the Pixel Experience ROM did. Unfortunately, though, the lead developer of the project announced today that he is terminating the project. In a brief blog post, he explained that older builds of the ROM will remain available, but he will not be creating new builds.