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Oppo unleashes Project Spectrum

Oppo Project Spectrum bloatware-free custom Android experience
Oppo Project Spectrum
This custom Android offers a near-stock experience, unlike Oppo's ColorOS, and targets the company's Western customers.

Oppo has been working on its ColorOS custom Android for a while now, releasing multiple headsets loaded with it since 2013. While ColorOS offers many customizations, now they release another custom Android version, pushing things in a completely different direction - Project Spectrum aims to keep the user experience as close to stock Android as possible.

According to the official press release, Project Spectrum "continues OPPO’s commitment to listening closely to users’ needs and will allow OPPO to even better connect to consumers in Western markets." While this Android version has the speed and fast updates one would expect from a pure Google Android release, it also features PureImage 2.0+, MaxxAudio, and screen-off gestures - most popular attributes of ColorOS.

Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a are the first two handsets to receive the Project Spectrum option. This firmware is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and can be downloaded directly from the Oppo Community website. Oppo R5 and R5s will get Project Spectrum firmware soon as well but still based on Android 5.1. Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Project Spectrum will come in early 2016. For more details, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-11-19 (Update: 2015-11-19)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.