OPPO smartphones are not (yet) as popular as they should be, despite being very well build devices, with excellent spec sheets and, most important, available for very good prices. Still, what we don’t like about them is the operating system.
So long, heavily skinned Android, hello stock!
ColorOS is the company’s own version of Android, the result of applying a heavy skin on Google’s operating system. And believe us, it’s far from being the best. Also, it seems that the company’s handsets weren’t so well received in the Western markets mostly due to the operating system. People like stock Android, it’s simple.
Apparently, the folks over OPPO are aware of this, so they’ve just introduced Project Spectrum.
Check out the official presentation video:
Presented as an almost stock version of Android, Project Spectrum, based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop features just a few apps and features borrowed from ColorOS, otherwise being a great alternative to the manufacturer’s user interface. According to Android Community, the only features borrowed are screen-off gestures, the camera App and Maxx Audio, as otherwise, it’s bloatware free.
Feedback plays a vital role in the development process
Currently, Project Spectrum is available for the Find 7 smartphone and the R5 and R5s should follow soon. If you’re willing to give it a shot, you can find it on the company’s forums, for download. Still, the final version is not ready yet, as OPPO is waiting for feedback. If you’re planning to test the operating on your Find 7, make sure you let them know what you think about it, in order to make them consider it for upcoming and already existent devices.
So, any first thoughts on Project Spectrum? Do you think that after ‘fixing’ the operating system, OPPO will manage to sell more devices? Let us know, using the comments section below.