Nairobi, Kenya, October 12, 2021 — OPPO has officially released the all-new ColorOS12 operating system for its global users, a week after the release of its pilot version, and becoming one of the first OEMs to run on Android 12. Aiming to provide its users a seamless experience that’s closer to stock Android 12, ColorOS 12, which first rolls out on the Find X3 Pro 5G, introduces an all-new inclusive UI, smoother performance, and rich features that help boost your everyday productivity as well as help achieve better work-life balance
When will my device get Coloros 12?
Naturally, the Find X3 Pro is the first to get it and the rollout for that begins today (the rest of the X3 series will have to wait until next year). The current rollout covers only Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Another restriction is that you need to have an unlocked phone (i.e. carrier models can’t get the beta).
The Find X2 series and select Reno6 models are set to get the beta next month. The remainder of the Reno6 lineup, plus the older Reno5 models and a few other phones are getting it in December.
Coloros 12 Features
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.
OPPO’s target is to bring ColorOS 12 to over 110 models with 150 million users with ColorOS 12 by the end of 2022.
Thanks to the long-term code decoupling efforts, ColorOS 12 has made some achievements in addressing lags and stutters after prolonged usage, especially in anti-fragmentation and intelligent resource allocation, leading to a low 2.75% system aging rate in 3 years, an average of 30% lower memory occupation and 20% lower battery consumption.
The 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 PC Connect, 3-Finger Translate powered by Google Lens, FlexDrop, and Phone Manager allow ColorOS 12 users to stay productive through multiple scenarios.
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.
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 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 Reno/ F/K Series, and three years for the A-Series.
OPPO has prioritized privacy on ColorOS with the ColorOS 12 not only coming packed with all the improved security and privacy features from Android 12, including Privacy Dashboards, Approximate Location Sharing, and Microphone and Camera Indicators; but also keeping 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.
The device manufacturer holds privacy certifications from authoritative organizations such as ePrivacy and ISO27001, allowing it to deploy third-party supervisors in the data security field to make sure everyday process compliance.
ColorOS has further 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 Android 12.