It’s been a month since OPPO announced that they were releasing a new user interface for their devices called the Project Spectrum ROM as an alternative to the company’s proprietary ColorOS interface. And today, the company has finally release the first public beta version of the new ROM which can now be downloaded onto the company’s Find 7 flagship.
The new firmware takes away all the fluff and bloatware from the company’s ColorOS and is, in essence, a stock version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with a few of the feature from ColorOS brought over. Some of the features from ColorOS that survived the trip to Project Spectrum include the company’s camera app, MaxxAudio sound customization feature, and a couple of the company’s signature screen gestures such as double-tap-to-wake and drawing a circle to launch the camera.
As previously mentioned, Project Spectrum can now be downloaded on the OPPO Find 7 through the stock ColorOS recovery. OPPO plans to make the new operating system available to their R5, R5s, and R7 series of devices in the future but the company did not give a specific time frame for release. OPPO also mentioned that the company decided to build Project Spectrum on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop first “to get the hang of it first” but the company plans to update the new OS to Android 6.0 Marshmallow sometime in early 2016.