People ask me this sometimes. On my Galaxy Nexus, I'm running Cyanogenmod 10.2 Nightlies and obviously Fancy Kernel. On my home PC (my Android build environment), I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 with a self-compiled 3.11 kernel.
Why did I name it 'fancy kernel'?
Because I do not want to use some random fancy name, but somehow have to give the kernel a name that is easily remembered. So after some self-irony involvement, I picked this ****ty name :>
What is so special about this kernel?
It offers superb battery life with a smooth and stable user experience. I am aware that all kernels claim that. Just try, see for yourself and report back. Innovations of this kernel are e.g. the screen-on min frequency setting, the ondemandplus governor and the SIOplus scheduler, since I implemented them myself. Also, I wanted many other improvements that exist across the several great kernels around XDA. After all, this kernel is based on other people's work for like 95 percent (like most kernels are).
Why did I build this Kernel initially?
Well that's rather easily answered. I used to use Franco kernel (which I really liked), but I wanted a kernel for myself which fits exactly to my needs. In particular, I especially wanted working hotplug, GPU OC controls, the option to set a minimum screen-on frequency and several hardcoded settings.
Oh, and yes: I built the kernel because I had fun doing so. But be not mistaken that I am a 'playaround kid': I dislike pulling in every little mod someone made. What I want is stability.
After some time I realized hotplugging would not be stable. After that I wrote the ondemandplus governor to save battery.
Why did I release it if I built it for myself?
I did not plan to release it at first. But I decided to release it since there was this one new feature (as named before: the screen-on min frequency control). I thought 'maybe it can contribute to others as well.' Also, maybe people like my compilation. Sharing is caring :>
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Running it now at 192/1420 with 537 as max screen off. Pegasusq and bfq. GPU = 384 and SR remains on.
Can't tell how battery life is, as I just installed it. Charging phone back to 100 right now.
It is very smooth and responsive from what I've done so far though. Going to keep with this kernel for a couple days, see how it compares to my fall back, LeanKernel + Tweaks. So far, so good though.
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