Oppo develops a nearly stock AOSP ROM in order to attract users that like vanilla Android
posted by Peter K. / Nov 19, 2015, 6:03 AM
In the company's own words, "customers outside of Asia typically have a strong preference towards an operating system that is closer to stock Android," which is the main reason for the existence of Project Spectrum. The latter is nothing else but a stock AOSP ROM with just a small pinch of Oppo's own apps on board, which can potentially make the manufacturer's products a tad more appealing to many users.
Apart from the vanilla features and stock Google apps, Project Spectrum also comes with Oppo's own camera app, the MaxxAudio audio enhancement suite, and a couple of screen-off gestures. There are no other third-party apps on board, ensuring for a rather vanilla Android experience. Oppo also says that this is the bottom line in terms of added features and users should expect any other changes in the interface section.
Combining the best of both worlds, but putting heavy emphasis on the vanilla Android experience, Project Spectrum offers "speed, clean design, fast updates between Android versions and an adherence to the newest developments of Google's Android". Sounds like a win-win scenario to us!
Currently, Project Spectrum is based on Android 5.1.1 and is available for the Oppo Find 7. It's still in beta, though, so issues and bugs are quite likely to be encountered. Additionally, Oppo says it will update Project Spectrum to Android Marshmallow and will bring it to the Oppo R5 & R7 series of devices in early 2016.
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While going to stock ROM is good for consumer, but I think that this action had lost the meaning of Android. The best thing about Android is about customization, not only the part that allow user to customize, but also the part that it allow manufacturer to differentiate them self from other competitor. By going for pure stock ROM, it seem like we are using Windows Phone with different brand, unless they do a little tweak where we could download their UI from Play Store, or else it has lost the meaning of Android.
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 6:48 AM 1
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I think completely opposite. By sticking with stock android...OEM don't destroy meaning of android. You can still customize stock android as much as you want.
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 7:15 AM 2
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'By sticking with stock android...OEM don't destroy meaning of android." While this statement are true to consumer, but OEM view it as opposite. Reason, OEM always wanted to differentiate them self from other OEM. Android had exactly give them this power to do so, it allow OEM to buid their own custom ROM/OS to differentiate from the rest but also able to access to million of apps.
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 9:19 PM 0
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They'll still offer ColorOS but will offer an alternative to those who want a more stock experience.
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 3:29 PM 0
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Awesome I can buy an Oppo now. Seriously man why can't all Oems provide a simple ASOP build of the latest Android for their phones, at least do it for the flagships. The day Xperia's start coming with stock Android, I'm going to ditch the Nexus realm. Wasn't Sony testing a new concept UI for its phones which was pretty much stock Android? What happened to that?
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 7:00 AM 1
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If only Huawei would do that! I absolutely love their phones, but I also prefere my Android stock vanilla! ;-)
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 7:42 AM 0
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