Smartphone maker Oppo has finally come up with its new ColorOS 12 for its global users. The operating system promises a seamless experience that is closer to stock Android 12 and introduces an all-new inclusive UI, a smoother performance, along with features that boost everyday productivity, as well as help achieve a better work-life balance.
With this launch, Oppo officially rolls out the ColorOS 12 public beta to its user base to become one of the first OEMs to run on Android 12. The update will first come to the Find X3 Pro devices in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. It will roll out in the Indian market from November 2021 starting with the Reno series – Reno6 Pro 5G, Reno6 Pro Diwali Edition, and Reno6 5G.
Oppo ColorOS 12 is based on Android 12 and together we bring the fastest and widest-reaching OS update in the history of Oppo. We thrive towards consumer requirements, and thus, ColorOS 12 has several features related to security and privacy showcasing our commitment to data protection and confidentiality,” says Manoj Kumar, Senior Principal Engineer, ColorOS India R&D.
Inclusivity Now a Central Theme
Inclusivity has been a central theme in the creation of ColorOS 12 with its presence across 68 countries and a reach of 440 million users around the world. It supports 67 languages including 13 major Indian languages. The new OS builds on top of Oppo’s Infinite Design concept, which is lightweight, clean and customizable. It packs softer icons, animations and an information framework that is friendly to different languages and cultures.
An OS that’s open to the Android developers
Oppo shares a relationship of healthy mutual exchange with its Android partners and contributes to building a culture of openness and technological exchange. ColorOS, for instance, has incorporated many stock Android features like the Wallpaper-based Theming system in Material You. On the other hand, the App Cloner from ColorOS now features in Android 12.
ColorOS aims to become a more developer-friendly OS. In addition to the free camera SDKs covering its most advantageous camera capabilities — including Ultra Steady Video Shooting, HDR, Super Wide-Angle, etc. Oppo has further opened its HyperBoost, Color Vision Enhancement to benefit app developers and enhance the Android ecosystem.
Smoother, Seamless Experience Powering Greater Productivity
The core principle of Oppo R&D and Innovation has always been to give users a smooth, seamless experience. And now — thanks to its long-term code decoupling efforts in ColorOS — Oppo has addressed issues of lags and stutters after prolonged usage, especially in anti-fragmentation and intelligent resource allocation. These efforts have led to a low 2.75% system ageing rate in 3 years, an average of 30% lower memory occupation and 20% lower battery consumption.
Its Quantum Animation Engine adopts more than 300 improved animations to achieve animated effects that are lifelike. By imitating physical habits of resistance, inertia and rebound, the feature makes the overall experience smoother and more aligned to the cognition and habits of the human brain so that the experience is more realistic and intuitive.
Practical features such as 3-Finger Translate powered by Google Lens and Phone Manager allow ColorOS 12 users to stay productive through multiple scenarios.
Prioritized Privacy: Cutting the gimmicks and focusing on the basics
Oppo has been listening to its user feedback and prioritizing privacy on ColorOS. The ColorOS 12 not only comes packed with all the improved security and privacy features from Android 12, including Privacy Dashboards, Approximate Location Sharing and Microphone and Camera Indicators, which empowers users to be the masters of their privacy with clear, visualized menus and buttons; but also keeps the well-received features developed within the Oppo team, such as Private System, Private Safe, App Lock and others.
Being aware that privacy to users is all about keeping transparency, Oppo has been improving data compliance through storage and process. With servers deployed in multiple locations across the world, Oppo guarantees that user data stay in the nearby servers, which is saved in a non-plain text format and is transmitted using a proprietary protocol.
It holds privacy certifications from authoritative organizations such as ePrivacy and ISO27001, and it even deploys third-party supervisors from the data security field to make ensure everyday process compliance.
ColorOS 12 Rollout Plan
Oppo will first roll out ColorOS 12 public beta today in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia on the Find X3 Pro 5G. Rollouts will then continue step-by-step in other countries and on additional devices through the rest of 2021 and 2022. The company aims to bring ColorOS 12 to over 110 models with 150 million users with ColorOS 12.
Oppo’s Exclusive Upgrade Policy
For the very first time, Oppo is also announcing a major update policy. Specifically, for the Oppo devices releasing from 2019 and onwards the company will guarantee three major Android updates for its flagship Find X Series devices, and two Android updates for the Reno/F and some of the A Series and a single Android update for the low memory A Series models. Together with four years of regular security patch updates for the Find X/ Reno/ F Series, and three years for the A Series.