As we’ve said in the past, one of the main issues with OPPO is their software or rather the slow rate at which they release updates for their smartphones. Most OPPO smartphones run on older versions of Android and with ColorOS on top. While some users may be fine with the ColorOS UI, not many are fine with being stuck on an older Android version. Thus, OPPO’s announcement for AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ROMs for their devices will come as a big joy to many users and prospective buyers alike.
The AOSP ROMs will mainly cater to users who want a stock Android experience as well as faster performance on their OPPO smartphones. Not to mention the fact that Android software updates will also reach their devices much faster than before. While ColorOS will be the default OS on OPPO phones, the AOSP ROMs will offer additional choice.
The OPPO Find 7 will be the first to receive an AOSP ROM based on Android 5.1 and is expected to receive the ROM sometime later this month. R5 and R5s smartphones will follow. Android M and updates to the R7 series of smartphones will start in early 2016. They have also made sure that features such as screen-off/screen-on gestures, Pure Image, MaxxAudio, DiracHD etc are still available to users if they install the OPPO AOSP ROM.
OPPO plans to make the experience of installing the AOSP ROM as easy and smooth as possible. They claim it will be as easy as downloading onto a compatible phone and installing it from the stock recovery. Another good thing to note that this will not void the warranty if the users have purchased their smartphones on oppostyle.com or through Amazon Europe. Consumers who have bought their phones through stores in Asia, Africa or Latin America however are advised to check with their retailer to see whether their warranty would be affected or not.