ColorOS, Botched OmniRom Port, Released For The Find5

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  1. DroidModderX

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    As OEMs grow they begin to rely on themselves when it comes to the OS for their devices. This can be for the overall better or the overall worse for the devices produced by the OEM. Samsung has Touchwiz, HTC has Sense and Motorola has Blur. Each of these Android skins has their strengths and weaknesses. For the most part they just add extra bloat that isn't truely necessary. Oppo has seen a great deal of success over the last few years. They have decided to try their hand at an Android skin of their own.

    Last week they released a ColorOS which turned out to be a bad port of the OmniRom. When the update rolled out many users were disappointed to find a rom filled with bugs. NFC, ColorOS camera, screen off gestures and more are not working at all. The lead developer of the OmniRom stated that they initial release of ColorOS did not include any credit for the OmniRom. They also didn't post source which could be a violation of the OmniRom project's GPL license. Oppo has released a statement apologizing for not crediting Omni, clarifying that this was developed by a third party and not developed by the Oppo team, and a promise to try to fix NFC.

    via AndroidPolice
     
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    Even if it was developed by a third party, they should've done their due diligence to make sure that everything was kosher, both legally and code-wise.

    I'm all for competition in the market, as it will help force OEMs that we're all more familiar with here in the states innovate that much more, but this was definitely rushed too hard.
     
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    Er....it sounds like OPPO stole, plain and simple. We all know that if you develop a ROM based on someone elses work, then you give props to the previous developer. Duh!
     
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