SaltyIceCream Release Highlights

SaltyIceCream Release Highlights

We’re just a few days away from the official release of hentaiOS | helluvaOS - Salty Ice-Cream! As we go through finalising our sources, we will start with a Public Beta release, starting with Gourami - Xiaomi Kona.

This is the official timeline we will be following:

Android 12 Stable Release
Android 12.1 (12L) stable to be released March '22 onwards

Now let me introduce you to the different components we will be releasing with the release of Salty Ice-Cream - starting with the hentaiOS | helluvaOS Wiki!

The Wiki is where you will find all the information related to hentaiOS | helluvaOS - from device specific info to flashing guides and even where to watch Helluva Boss 😉

XDA dislikes us (because of our branding structure), so we made our own forum🙃

Now let's talk about some Salty Ice-Cream Goodies!

Yes, we are going to be shipping Monet - (Material You) - Android 12 introduces a new design language called Material You.

Here's a little sneak peek of it:

                 And here is a sneak-peek of the build:

And like hentaiOS | helluvaOS 11 (Rika),  Salty Ice-Cream is also going to be just as Google envisioned it, with Google builds  (Yes we have it all 😁)

Redesigned widgets - Google refreshed app widgets to make them more useful, beautiful, and discoverable. Try them with new interactive controls, responsive layouts for any device, and dynamic colours to create a personalized but consistent look.

Notification UI updates - Google also refreshed notification designs to make them more modern and useful. Android 12 also decorates custom notifications with standard affordances to make them consistent with all other notifications.

Stretch over scroll - To make scrolling your app’s content more smooth, Android 12 adds a new “stretch” over scroll effect to all scrolling containers. It’s a natural scroll-stop indicator that’s common across the system and apps.

App launch splash screens - Android 12 also introduces splash screens for all apps. Apps can customize the splash screen in a number of ways to meet their unique branding needs.


Faster, more efficient system performance - Google also reduced the CPU time used by core system services by 22% and the use of big cores by 15%. Google has also improved app start up times and optimized I/O for faster app loading, and for database queries Google has improved Cursor-Window by as much as 49x for large windows.

Optimized foreground services - To provide a better experience for users, Android 12 prevents apps from starting foreground services while in the background.

More responsive notifications - Android 12’s restriction on notification trampolines helps reduce latency for apps started from a notification. For example, the Google Photos app now launches 34% faster after moving away from notification trampolines.

Performance class - Performance Class is a set of device capabilities that together support demanding use-cases and higher quality content on Android 12 devices. Apps can check for a device’s performance class at runtime and take full advantage of the device’s performance.

Faster machine learning - Android 12 helps you make the most of ML accelerators and always get the best possible performance through the Neural Networks API. ML accelerator drivers are also now updatable outside of platform releases, through Google Play services, so you can take advantage of the latest drivers on any compatible device.


image of privacy notification in Android 12
In-App Location Settings

Privacy Dashboard - A new dashboard in Settings gives users better visibility over when your app accesses microphone, camera, and location data.

Approximate location - Users have even more control over their location data, and they can grant your app access to approximate location even if it requests a precise location.

Microphone and camera indicators - Indicators in the status bar let users know when your app is using the device camera or microphone.

Microphone and camera toggles - On supported devices, new toggles in Quick Settings make it easy for users to instantly disable app access to the microphone and camera.

Nearby device permissions - Your app can use new permissions to scan for and pair with nearby devices without needing location permission.

                   Oh yea for all the Mobile "Gamers"

Game Dashboard
In-Game Optimisations Window

Game Dashboard - Gaming has been such a large focus for Google in this iteration that the company has dedicated specific mode for it in Android 12. Apart from “play as you download“, a feature that gets you in-game faster by downloading large assets in the background, Android 12 also adds the Game Dashboard. The Game Dashboard provides quick access to a handful of useful tools, as well as widgets for streaming to YouTube Live, showing achievements from Google Play Games, and changing the performance profile.

The gaming dashboard gives you the option to change the profile from “Standard”, which uses the game’s default settings, to “Performance” or “Battery Saver.” Choosing “Performance” is supposed to maximize the frame rate to improve the fluidity of gameplay, while choosing “Battery Saver” is supposed to lower the frame rate to improve battery life. Changing the performance profile will cause the game to be restarted for the new setting to take effect.