ColorOS 11, Based on Android 11, Debuts; Beta Programme Begins for Oppo Find X2 Series

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ColorOS 11 has been unveiled as one of the most early custom skins based on Google’s Android 11 operating system. The new iteration of Oppo’s ColorOS maintains a balance between inventory Android features and proprietary interface elements to supply users with a feel of both worlds, Oppo says. A major change that ColorOS 11 brings on top of Android 11 is the enhanced All the time-On Display feature that lets users create their own designs for the ambient display. The most recent ColorOS update also includes an upgraded Dark Mode in addition to a series of performance enhancements.

ColorOS 11 features

ColorOS 11 allows users to create their own fonts, icons, and ringtones. It also provides a personalised experience through themes and the ability to change the All the time-On Display design with more than a few styles and patterns. Further, there is Oppo Loosen up 2.0 that gives a way to create a white noise mix by the usage of different sounds of native markets, oceans crashing, and bird chirping.

Oppo has also worked with Google to develop a three-finger translate feature, which is powered by Google Lens. This allows you to translate the satisfied in your preferred language simply by taking a screenshot the usage of a three-finger gesture.

ColorOS 11 comes with a three-finger translate feature

 

Dark Mode on ColorOS 11 has also been upgraded with three distinct colour schemes and more than one levels of contrast. The new skin also includes a FlexDrop feature that permits you to resize the app into a small floating window or smaller mini-window by a swiping gesture.

ColorOS 11 additionally comes preloaded with a new Super Power Mode that is touted to supply a standby time of 12 hours or talk time of one hour with just five percent battery. There could also be a Battery Guard feature that is claimed to help give protection to the battery from prolonged charging at unstable power voltages. The feature pauses charging once the battery reaches 80 percent at night, before resuming to reach a full charge by the point users wake up. Further, specifically for Indian users, the most recent ColorOS version brings a Low Battery Message feature that permits you to send messages to your selected contacts when the phone battery drops to 15 percent.

For performance improvements, ColorOS 11 comes with UI First 2.0 that combines Oppo’s proprietary lag-reducing engine with Quantum Animation. This helps boost RAM utilisation by 45 percent, making improvements to the response rate by 32 percent and the frame rate by 17 percent, according to Oppo. The custom skin also includes an AI App Preloading feature that is touted to use man made intelligence (AI) algorithms to be told user behaviour and preload the most-used apps. This helps minimize loading time of your favourite apps. On the other hand, it is unclear if the feature is limited to sure apps, or whether it can work with any of the installed apps.

ColorOS 11 also has a SuperTouch feature that optimises the touch response speed by identifying user scenarios and improves the overall system fluency. There could also be a new shortcut to App Lock to lock apps through a password, fingerprint, or facial verification.

ColorOS 11 rollout timeline

ColorOS 11 beta version based on Android 11 is to start with launching for the Oppo Find X2, Find X2 Pro, Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition. The company has already kicked off the beta programme for the Find X2 series in India in addition to Cambodia, Egypt, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The rollout is limited for a batch of 5,000 users and is likely to cause a list of bugs. Thus, it is suggested to go with the beta update on a secondary device.

You’ll be able to participate in the ColorOS 11 beta programme by going to Settings > Software Update and then tapping the gear icon. You can then see the Beta Version option from where you’ll be able to fill in your details and apply for the programme.

Following the initial release for the Find X2 series, the ColorOS 11 beta update will be to be had for the Oppo Reno 3 4G, Reno 3 Pro 4G, and F17 Pro starting September 30. The company will, alternatively, bring the beta update to the Reno 4 Pro 5G in October, while it’ll reach the Reno 4 5G and Reno 4 Pro 4G in November. The beta update will also arrive for the Reno 4 4G, F11, F11 Pro, F11 Pro Marvel’s Avengers Limited Edition, A9, A92, A72, and A52 in December.

ColorOS 11 in its beta stage will debut on the Reno 10x Zoom, Reno 2, Reno 2F, Reno 2Z, Reno 3 Pro 5G, A91, and F15 in the first quarter of 2021. In addition, the beta update would reach the Reno, Reno Z, A5 2020, and A9 2020 in the second one quarter.

Details approximately the steady ColorOS 11 update for the Oppo phones are yet to be revealed.

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