Oppo’s smartphone operating system ColorOS 12, based on Google’s Android 12, will come to the Oppo Find X3 Pro in December, and there will be other models in the company’s range in the coming years. Oppo says the new version is cleaner, sleeker and more inclusive than before, but if you’ve been waiting to hear a slew of new features, you might be disappointed.
Inclusivity is one of the key aspects of ColorOS 12, and is critical to the continued development of ColorOS around the world. For example, the new Omoji animated emoji characters have a wide range of customizations to ensure they appeal to everyone, but it’s in the software itself that a lot of work was done to make it more inclusive. Huh. This included formatting and appearance changes for text in languages other than Chinese and English, new translations for specific languages, including Danish, where Oppo understood it was lacking, and even changes to the camera app algorithms in the beautification feature to help it. To make it suitable for more are included. People.
Oppo claims it has a global user base of 440 million people, which makes these changes very significant, and describes ColorOS as “mature software”, which is one reason why big new features are slowing down. Will come what will you see? Notably, it has a new PC Connect feature that works like Samsung DeX and provides a multiscreen experience with a compatible Windows 10 computer. There’s also a clever quick return bubble that lets players of some games (PUBG and League of Legends among them) quickly return to play in another app during the wait time, and includes a handy timer.
Other changes include restoring Google Discover to the left side of the home screen, a three-finger translation mode that uses Google Lens technology, as well as a privacy dashboard and battery data added to the Phone Manager app. The design will be Google’s take on the content you watch, with Oppo adopting Google’s Call and Messages apps as default, as well as Google Assistant. Android 12’s camera and microphone usage indicator will be part of ColorOS 12, along with several other privacy features from Google’s new software.
An interesting benefit of using ColorOS 12 on a smartphone is the ability to improve battery life, which Oppo says will result in a 12% increase over the same phone using ColorOS 11. More efficient software should also stay refreshed for longer, with Oppo saying the “aging” rate is just 2.75% over three years, meaning fewer creeping performance problems over the average ownership period.
Starting December, ColorOS 12 is planned to be released first on the Oppo Find X3 Pro, followed by the Find X3 range, Find X2 phones, Reno4 models, Reno6, Reno 10x Zoom, A94, A74 and A73 phones during the first half of 2022. The remaining A series phones should get the software during the second half of 2022. However, this is all subject to change, and Oppo warns that the software will be released in batches, so you might need patience before that. reaches your phone.