Google’s latest mobile OS version arrived on its in-house Pixel devices on September 8 and not less than a week the new Android 11 has been made available to OPPO smartphones, courtesy of the Chinese OEM. The stable build skinned on top of the proprietary ColorOS 11 skin brings a host of few features alongside the core Android 11 features.
Here are all the details of the eligible devices that will receive the latest ColorOS 11 based Android 11 update and the new pack of features –
Google’s latest mobile operating system includes three distinct elements- Controls, privacy, and people. OPPO has citing to have maintained parity with Google has implemented the core Android 11 aspects, although it hasn’t entirely done away with PUPs. On the bright side, OPPO has added a three-finger gesture for translating on-screen text via Google translate instantly.
Further, you get a conversation view for notifications, a Customisation option that enables adjusting the shape of icons, create your own always-on display designs, ringtones, themes, icons, etc. There is an option of enhancing the stock Android Dark Mode with three color schemes (Enhanced, Medium, Gentle) and levels of contrast to suit your preference. You can even schedule the dark mode from sunset to sunrise or customize the schedule.
In case you are wondering how to create your own wallpaper or say background, all you got to do is upload a photo and the dedicated algorithm will handle the rest of the job. The accent colors of the icons can be changed as well.
Moving on, OPPO has upgraded its special stock app Relax to v2.0 which now allows users to create their own ‘white noise mix’ from a wide range of ambient sounds. Multitasking will be much easier with the new Flexdrop feature that will enhance the experience by allowing you to resize any app into a small floating window or a small mini-window.
ColorOS 11 offers built-in battery saver mode and a secondary Super Saving Mode. While the former is meant to do the basic task, the latter, however, kicks it up a notch. The mode lets you choose six apps when you have a low battery and it switches off the rest in the background to save up some juice.
OPPO has introduced a Battery Guard feature as well that prolongs the battery life of the device. In case users plug it in charge at night and forget to turn off the switch the feature pauses the charging once it reaches 80% and the rest is charged just before the user wakes up.
The Private System feature lets you create a second user account on the phone, housing its own version of apps. To log in to the Private System, a different PIN and fingerprint are required. The feature is expected to arrive this November.
There is a shortcut to App Lock as well that makes it easy for the users to lock apps through a password, fingerprint, or face recognition. Changes have been made to the permissions system too with temporary permissions resetting camera, microphone, and location access when the app is closed.
As for optimizations to ColorOS 11, Memory utilization is claimed to have been boosted by 45% and a 32% increase in response rate to ensure the ‘UI scales well for high refresh rate displays. ‘
The Android 11 based update has already arrived on OPPO Find X2 series devices starting today. By the end of September OPPO Reno 3 4G, Reno 3 Pro 4G, F17 Pro will receive the beta version following which Reno 4 Pro 5G will get the update in October. Next up in line is Reno 4 5G, Reno 4 Pro 4G that is due to get upgraded in November.
Meanwhile, OPPO Reno 4 4G, F11, F11 Pro, F11 Pro Avengers Edition, A9, A92, A72, A52’s Android 11 rollout is set for December. Starting Q1, 2021 the update will be made available to six other OPPO devices that include Reno 10x Zoom, Reno 2, Reno 2F, Reno 2Z, Reno 3 Pro 5G, A91, OPPO F15. And the last batch- OPPO Reno, Reno Z, A5 2020, A9 2020 will receive the ColorOS 11 Android 11 update from Q2, 2021.
Here’s the full breakdown of when your OPPO phone will get the ColorOS 11 beta:
It is worth noting that the timelines mentioned above are for the ColorOS 11 beta. The stable release is expected to roll out a few weeks after the first beta version.
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