OPPO launches ColorOS 12, new updates policyBy Staff Writer 11 October 2021 | Categories: news
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OPPO today officially announced its all-new ColorOS 12 operating system, noting it’s 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 introduces an inclusive UI, smoother performance, and rich features to help boost everyday productivity as well as help achieve better work-life balance.
ColorOS 12 is set to be a public beta to OPPO’s global users, coming firstly on Find X3 Pro in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. 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. There is no specific date yet for the South African updates.
OPPO is also announcing a major update policy for its smartphones. 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; 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. This together with four years of regular security patch updates for the Find X/ Reno/ F/K Series, and three years for the A Series.
OPPO notes the following new elements playing a role in ColorOS 12:
Inclusivity Now a Central Theme
Building on top of OPPO’s Infinite Design concept, which is lightweight, clean and very customisable, 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
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. This has led to a low 2.75% system aging rate in three years, an average of 30% lower memory occupation and 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.
Prioritised Privacy: Cutting the gimmicks and focusing on the basics
OPPO has been listening to user feedback and has prioritised privacy on ColorOS. ColorOS 12 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 own privacy with clear, visualised menus and buttons. It retains 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 the 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.
Holding privacy certifications from authoritative organisations 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 Android developers
Sharing 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, while 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. Another 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 on the Find X3 Pro 5G. Other countries will follow during 2021 and 2022.
UPDATE: The South African roll-out of ColorOS 12 is expected end December/ beginning January.
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