OPPO will now provide AOSP ROMs for its phones (plus details of a new phone)


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OPPO has announced that they’ll officially delivering AOSP (Android Open Source Project) based ROMs (i.e., vanilla Android ROMs) for their devices.

OPPO phones for now come with ColorOS, which is essentially OPPO’s take on Android. Colours adds a few features to the software, but at the same time translates to long waiting times for updates for OPPO users.

By providing AOSP ROMs, OPPO will be giving users the choice between (a) older Android version, but with more features in ColorOS, or (b) newer Android version, but no ColorOS optimizations.

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OPPO has been fairly active on the community ROM development scene since the beginning and has supported 3rd party devs. The Find 7 will be the first OPPO device to get official AOSP later, with other phones to follow with the R5 and R5s being in priority queue.

What is good here is that OPPO will continue to offer features such as DiracHD sound, Pure Image, etc. even on AOSP ROMs.

The other big news is that OPPO is all set to announce the Neo 7 on October 28th. The phone will be launched in a total of 18 markets, with India being the first one. The Neo 7 will basically be a geometrically expanded version of the Neo 5, now with a 5-inch screen, an 8 mega-pixel rear camera and a 5 mega-pixel front facing camera.Neo 7

Besides that, the Neo 7 will have 16GB of on-board storage and support for 4G LTE networks. That’s the info we have for now, stay tuned for more.

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12 Comments

  1. Marco Lancaster
    October 23, 2015

    Nice, now Meizu could follow the same step. Nothing against their software but an iteraction similar with iPhone in Android is something that I didn’t like. They could at least easy the things for Custom development.

    • MaxPower
      October 23, 2015

      agree, i would have bought Meizu already if i didn’t have to deal with Flyme OS.
      They didn’t even make simple to install custom ROMs.

    • AbdulB1
      October 25, 2015

      Meizu produces smartphones with superior quality as compares to Xiaomi, But they lock the bootloaders and try to force everyone to use their single button layout for everything. I wish they could stop doing it and give users a chance to switch to 3 on-screen buttons as they have on flyme for nexus 5.

  2. Freeje
    October 23, 2015

    And it comes with 615! Hahaha…

  3. Marco Lancaster
    October 23, 2015

    Nice, now Meizu could follow the same step. Nothing against their software but an iteraction similar with iPhone in Android is something that I didn’t like. They could at least easy the things for Custom development.

    • MaxPower
      October 23, 2015

      agree, i would have bought Meizu already if i didn’t have to deal with Flyme OS.
      They didn’t even make simple to install custom ROMs.

    • AbdulB1
      October 25, 2015

      Meizu produces smartphones with superior quality as compares to Xiaomi, But they lock the bootloaders and try to force everyone to use their single button layout for everything. I wish they could stop doing it and give users a chance to switch to 3 on-screen buttons as they have on flyme for nexus 5.

  4. Guest
    October 23, 2015

    And it comes with 615! Hahaha…

  5. Allanitomwesh
    October 25, 2015

    Not bad,but I’m already at a “wait and see” position with OPPO. After all,the Find 7 is yet to see 5.1 let alone 6.0. Actions speak louder than marketing

  6. Allanitomwesh
    October 25, 2015

    Not bad,but I’m already at a “wait and see” position with OPPO. After all,the Find 7 is yet to see 5.1 let alone 6.0. Actions speak louder than marketing

  7. Danny
    October 26, 2015

    AOSP support should be a requirement, you can provide the flavoured ROM but the ability to run AOSP should be a requirement.

  8. Danny
    October 26, 2015

    AOSP support should be a requirement, you can provide the flavoured ROM but the ability to run AOSP should be a requirement.