Motorola started a very nice trend that others are continuing to follow. Instead of maiming Android into their vision of the perfect smartphone software, companies like Motorola and HTC are starting to let more of Android’s natural beauty shine through.
Add Oppo to that list today. The company has revealed Project Spectrum, a new firmware for their phones which take the best features from their Color OS and sprinkles them atop a near-stock Android Marshmallow experience. The goods can be had in beta form for the Oppo R7s today, while those with the Oppo R7 Plus can get it starting May 13th.
Here’s what you can expect from Oppo’s end in terms of features:
- Screen-off Gestures: Project Spectrum now supports double tap to wake up/turn off the screen and draw a circle to open the camera app and custom a gesture to open an application. This feature is turned off by default, to use it please enable it in Settings -> Accessibility -> Screen-off gestures
- ColorOS Camera: Currently the ColorOS camera is supporting the following plugins: Beautify, Filters, Panorama, HDR, GIF, Double exposure and Expert Mode
- ColorOS Photos App: The ColorOS Photos app is a simplified version from ColorOS with key features needed to work properly with the Camera App
- Carefully Selected Wallpapers: We’ve carefully selected some beautiful wallpapers from ColorOS as preset wallpapers for you
- VOOC Flash Charge: This version support VOOC flash charge but there is not icon displayed in status bar
- OTA package support: For future Project Spectrum versions OTA package will be available along with the full wipe package.
And all of that is sitting alongside the new Marshmallow features you know and love, including Doze Mode, Google Now on Tap and more. If you want to flash it, you’re looking at a 954MB download. Oppo has full details and instructions for you right here, so be sure to take a look at that if you’re anxious to give it a try.