Oppo releases almost stock Android OS for global users


Let’s face it – most Android loyalists don’t really like the modifications manufacturers make to the Google-made operating system, and the customized OS developed by Chinese OEMs is outright unbearable for most global users. Therefore, Oppo has released an operating system that is very close to the stock Android, and comes with only a few factory installed apps such as camera, screen off gesture and audio support.

Based on Android Lollipop, Oppo’s new OS is being called Project Spectrum and it can be installed on the Find 7 and Find 7a handsets. The Chinese manufacturer is going to release an updated version of the software, which will be based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, sometime early next year.

However, those buying Oppo smartphones should not be surprised if their devices still come installed with ColorOS, and those who don’t like it can install the cleaner Android version on their own. With its new release, Oppo is aiming to “better connect to consumers in Western markets,” and it is possible that its handsets will come preloaded with the almost stock software version in the near future.

Here is a video to give you a detailed idea as to what the Project Spectrum is all about.


Source: Oppo

About the Author: Chandna Pandey

She has been a New Delhi-based journalist for five years, covering technology, environment and politics. Now, she is contributing to TalkAndroid.com and some other technology-related blogs. She loves to read, travel and listening to country music in her spare time.