Google just launched Android 11 on its own Pixel device last week, and a few hours later a few EMs have already shut down beta and preview programs. Now, Oppo is fully unveiling 11 of its new color skins, and this is probably the biggest we’ll see this year.
With the ColorRS11 you are a little bit ahead of the Oppo heavy skins that you usually see on smartphones that come from China and a bit closer to a traditional Android experience. It goes without saying that it is a clean, store Android build but it is definitely better than you expected. It has most of the key features of Android 11, including general navigation and conversations for bubbles and notifications.
On top of the original Android, though, Oppo has plenty of its own features. Customization in ColorOS 11 allows Oppo users to adjust the size of the icon, create their own always-on-display design, and more. Perhaps one of my favorite neat touches is the ability to pick from three different tones while in dark mode and that tone can change throughout the day.
Another neat strategy is that Oppo has developed with Google. Oppo devices give users the ability to take screenshots while holding three fingers on the display. In ColorRS11, Oppo is adding the ability to translate the text of that screenshot with just one click. The feature of Google Lens that is featured and in a short time I spent playing with ColorOS 11, is a feature to me that I really like myself. Users often need to translate messages, this will be a very valuable add-on.
Oppo is enhancing the new battery saving mode, performance optimization, productivity features and even some color privacy in ColorOS 11A. You can get a complete picture of everything included in the press release below.
Probably the most impressive thing about ColorOS 11 is how fast Oppo plans to make it happen. This Android 11-based update explores the X-Series devices as they are broken down in the image below and starts coming to the company’s smartphones today. Then, at the end of September, the Oppo Renault 3 and R17 devices were added to the mix. What’s the catch? These are beta versions only, but the beta and final release will be available on a full 28 different Oppo devices over the next few months.
Oppo launches ColorOS 11 worldwide through rich customization in the first wave of Android 11 rollout
September 14, 2020 – OPPO, the world’s leading smartphone brand, today launched a global press conference for its brand-new ColorS11, making history as the first and MEM to bring the latest Android 11 update to global users. With its “Make Life Flow” concept, ColorOS 11 retains the favorite stock Android features and provides the rich UI customization sought by OPPO users. Its rapid launch, which follows the heel of Google’s Android 11 announcement, is the result of close collaboration between the two companies to realize the launch in record time.
A new level of UI customization to free up your personality
ColorOS 11 offers an unprecedented level of UI customization to help users unleash their imagination and personalize their experience. Users can basically create their own always-on displays, themes and wallpapers as well as fonts, icons and ringtones. This latest upgrade enhances the dark mode of stock Android with three color schemes and contrast levels. Meanwhile, Oppo Relax 2.0 allows users to create their own white sound mix as well as a wide and immersive collection of sounds from various cities around the world.
“The focus on ColorRS11’s UI customization lies in the customer’s desire for a more personalized and unique phone experience,” says Lin Ni, lead of the Oppo ColorOS design project. “The ColorOS team focused on user feedback for greater UI customization, providing more personalized UI that incorporates a wide range of features. By doing so, we’re providing users with ample space to showcase their creativity and practice control over their phones. “
Greater efficiency than before
ColorOS 11 has powerful features that improve work and life skills, including a three-finger translation translation powered by Google Lens, the first feature co-built by Oppo and Google. It captures and translates text through a simple screenshot taken with three finger gestures.
Flexdrop, another new feature, provides a simple and intuitive solution for multi-tasking. Users can watch videos and text at the same time which is especially effective for gamers and video lovers. Users can switch and control between different smart home devices via the New Device Control menu without even downloading new apps.
To make the most of the available battery, the new Super Power Saving mode allows users to select six applications to run in low-battery situations. Battery guards, meanwhile, teach users the habit of preventing damage from prolonged charging at unstable power voltages. It intelligently phases out charging after reaching 70% at night, before users resume waking up to achieve full charge.
Incomparable smoothness “to make life flow”
If high frame rates are a positive industry advancement, phones often result in a log and starter experience. To combat this, ColorOS 11 introduces UI First 2.0, which combines Oppo’s proprietary lag-reduction engine with Quantum Animation. It improves RAM usage by 45%, response rate by 32% and frame rate by 17%.
Meanwhile, AI has learned user behavior to preload most used applications by reducing app preloading loading time. Super Touch intelligently detects user situations and optimizes the speed of touch response accordingly, improving system transparency.
A high focus on user safety and privacy
The ColorOS 11 Store includes the newly added privacy options of Android 11 while creating a series of additional privacy protection and data protection features. The private system creates a separate system where the second version of the application and data is separate from the original and accessible only through a separate fingerprint scan or password.
A new app lock shortcut enables users to lock apps via password, fingerprint or facial verification. The permissions system has also been enhanced with temporary permissions to reset access to the camera, microphone and location while the application is closed. Meanwhile, auto-reset permissions are returned by default if the application permission settings are not used for a long time. To prevent malicious applications from accessing the data of other applications, Scoped Storage restricts access to the phone data of applications, prompting users to request permission.
The fastest and most comprehensive rollout in ColorOS history
The current beta launch of ColorRS11 invites technology-savvy users to explore new features and respond with an official version to follow in the coming weeks. Starting with the Find X2 series and Renault 3 series, ColorOS 11 will be released via a batch-by-batch method. The full rollout will cover 28 Plus models, including the Find, Renault, F, K, and a series.
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