In a surprise move OPPO has told Ausdroid that “all Project Spectrum is on hiatus until further notice at this point in time”. Whether this means that development resources have been removed from this project for just a while or it’s dead altogether remains to be seen.
Oppo Project Spectrum was a stock Android experience ROM which included custom Oppo software for the camera and other binaries required to make the phone run.
Ausdroid’s read on OPPO’s statement is that they decided Color OS is now better than it was and so users shouldn’t be unhappy with it versus stock Android.
This is a disappointing move by OPPO. Ausdroid Daniel Tyson has previously declared that: “with more ‘stock’ Android software like Oppo’s Project Spectrum becoming available for phones, it’s a real win for consumers both here and overseas.”
Senior Ausdroid Associate Duncan Jaffrey has also expressed his support for Project Spectrum in the past: “Oppo Project Spectrum, a stock Android experience which includes custom Oppo software for the camera and other binaries required to make the phone run”.
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