OPPO has announced that it has officially upgraded the ColorOS limited public trial version based on Android 10. The Reno will be the first to upgrade, while other handsets such as Reno 10x Zoom and Reno 2 will be upgrading before yearend. This pre-release trial version of the new update covers India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, and is limited to the first few thousand users. The trial will be open to apply starting October 25.
OPPO’s ColorOS is one of the first systems to work with Android 10, and the newer ColorOS 6 is the original Android 10 with features customised for users. OPPO says that this brings many new experiences in terms of visual interaction, security and convenience such as gesture navigation, and improved privacy settings.
Based on the concept of borderless design, the company says that the new ColorOS version presents an all-new Dark Mode, which is both easy on users’ eyes, and the phone’s battery. The user interface (UI) comes with an automatic brightness control system, enabling Dark Mode to adapt to bright outdoor glare and low light. It boasts white fonts to enhance contrast, and a specialized UI that offers wide coverage even on third-party applications that can be switched on in the settings.
Another update is the system’s Full Screen Gestures. As early as the R15 series, OPPO launched a Full Screen Gesture operation specifically for full-screen customization. The ColorOS provides three gestures for smoother navigation, and the smartphone manufacturer says this new update gives users easier and more convenient full-screen gesturing, making the best of smartphone border design.
Android 10 Digital Wellbeing allows users to more clearly know and manage their device usage. Through this function, users can keep on top of how frequently they check their phone and use certain apps. They can see how they spend each day and set daily limits for each app using site timers, and when the timer runs out, the app or site will be paused for the rest of the day. The Wind Down feature also reminds users to switch off at night by setting a bedtime schedule.
The ColorOS has previously supported privacy controls for information on calls, call records, address book, messages, camera or video, and more. The OS will provide empty information when an app seeks to access contacts, call records, messages and scheduling, which avoids leaking sensitive information.
Android 10 brings users more control over how, or if they share their location information. For instance, when an app wants to access your location, you can enable it to access this all the time, when the app is open, or completely block access. If an app has access to location data all the time, then Android will remind users with a one-time notification. These access controls, which can be changed within settings, also save much-needed battery power.
To enroll in the trial:
Go to [Settings] – [Software Updates] – [Setting icon in the upper right corner] – click [Trial Version].
The number of remaining available slots will be displayed in real time, and the company plans to release the limited trial starting from October 25 on a first-come-first-served basis.