After the confirmation that OPPO is sponsoring the glorious and majestic Nix I bet you thought the year was done. I mean what news could be bigger than that? It’s the most important thing that could happen this year. And if you are reading this in the future son, you being born was a bigger deal. I mean not really, but really.
But back on topic, OPPO has announced their new ColorOS. ColorOS 12 built on… Android 12.
ColorOS 12 aims to provide a seamless experience that’s closer to stock Android 12. It will introduce an all-new inclusive UI, smoother performance, and rich features that help boost your everyday productivity. And hopefully help you achieve a better work-life balance.
So far it is going to release on Find X3 Pro in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. OPPO plans on expanding to more models covering more countries and regions in the coming months.
As to when this hits for NZ, we don’t know yet.
Check out the full unveiling video below. Or the long detailed blurb below that.
Inclusivity Now a Central Theme
Having its presence across 68 countries, touching the lives of 440 million users around the world, Inclusivity has been a central theme in the creation of ColorOS 12. Building on top of OPPO’s Infinite Design concept, which is lightweight, clean and richly and very customizable, the new OS provides a more inclusive experience and comes packed with softer icons, animations and information framework that are friendly to different languages and cultures, and an adaptable framework with different phone formats.
Smoother, Seamless Experience Powering Greater Productivity
Giving users a smooth and seamless experience, the new ColorOS 12 emphasizes both comfort and endurance.
ColorOS 12 has made some achievements in addressing lags and stutters after prolonged usage. They have focused on anti-fragmentation and intelligent resource allocation. This leads to a low 2.75% system aging rate in 3 years, an average of 30% lower memory occupation. This and a 20% lower battery consumption.
Catering to your visual intuitiveness, the Quantum Animation Engine adopts more than 300 improved animations to achieve the 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 PC Connect, 3-Finger Translate powered by Google Lens, FlexDrop and Phone Manager allow ColorOS 12 users 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 comes packed with all the improved security and privacy features from Android 12. This includes Privacy Dashboards, Approximate Location Sharing and Microphone and Camera Indicators. You are empowereds to be the masters of your own privacy with clear, visualized menus and buttons. On top of that they have introduced the well-received features developed within the OPPO team. These include a Private System, Private Safe, App Lock and others.
Being aware that privacy to users is all about keeping transparency, OPPO has been improving the data compliance through storage and process.
Holding privacy certifications from authoritative organizations such as ePrivacy and ISO27001, the company deploys third-party supervisor in the data security filed to make sure everyday process compliance.
An OS that’s open to the Android developers
Oppo shares the common value of a healthy mutual exchange with our Android partners and contributing on building a culture of openness and technological exchange to enhance both platforms. Of course ColorOS has incorporated many stock Android features, similarly, ColorOS has inspired the customizable trend in Android 12, like the Wallpaper-based Theming system in Material You, which you would be able to find a similar self-developed feature in previous ColorOS editions. Another fine example of this exchange is the App Cloner from ColorOS that now features in Android 12.
OPPO’s ColorOS aims to become a more Android developer friendly OS. In addition to the free camera SDKs covering OPPO’s 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 Android app developers and enhance the Android ecosystem.
ColorOS 12 Rollout Plan
OPPO will first roll out ColorOS 12 public beta today in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. This starts with just 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.
OPPO’s Exclusive Upgrade Policy
For the very first time, OPPO is also announcing a major update policy. OPPO devices releasing from 2019 and onwards the company will guarantee a certain number of updates. This comes to three major Android updates for the Find X Series devices, and two Android updates for the Reno/F/K 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 Series, and three years for the Reno/ F / K/ A Series.