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(Pocket-lint) – ColorOS is Oppo’s tackle a customized Android pores and skin. One which it pre-loads to all of its telephones out of the field, however with the following model there’s somewhat extra intrigue. Earlier in 2021 it was introduced that OnePlus and Oppo could be releasing a unified OS on all of its gadgets. 

Which means – with ColorOS 12 and Oxygen OS 12 (already introduced) – we’re prone to see the as soon as distinct traces between the 2 get very blurry. This is every little thing it’s good to find out about ColorOS 12, constructed – in fact – on Android 12. 

Launch date 

  • Rollout from December 2021
  • Will likely be obtainable to 110 telephones by finish of 2022

Relying in your gadget, once you get the software program will differ. Nonetheless, the rollout begins in December 2021 for the Discover X3 Professional, with different gadgets getting the replace in some unspecified time in the future in 2022. The plan is to have all included gadgets working the software program by the top of that yr. 



One in every of Oppo’s massive focuses for ColorOS 12 is making the design extra inclusive for various areas and languages. Which means adjusting the spacing and the design in order that when the app titles seem in languages which have longer phrases and phrases, that it matches naturally. 

Oppo has additionally labored on its varied language translations to make them extra correct, notably Dutch and Russian. It is supplied as much as 67 languages, with the UI and content material format tailored to suit every one. 

The data format of the varied app interfaces has been reorgnised to make them extra intuitive and easy to make use of. Plus, it has been made extra adaptive in order that it might regulate to suit on any measurement and scale of cellphone. That means that Oppo will ultimately launch a cellphone to the lots with a foldable/versatile display screen, the place the display screen measurement adjustments measurement. 

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3D Icons

Like OxygenOS 12, app icons within the new model of ColorOS could have a refined 3D component to them to make them much less flat. Customisation continues to be potential, with extra pre-installed sizes and shapes of app icon, together with Google’s basic Materials icons. 

Wallpaper theming

In Android 12, once you change your wallpaper, the accent color of yor UI additionally adjustments. In ColorOS, there’s one thing fairly related. You possibly can select a color theme within the customisation display screen or decide to choose 4 completely different colors out of your utilized house display screen wallpaper and use these as a theme. 

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Battery Dashboard

Maybe one thing that ought to have existed a lot sooner: Battery Dashboard. It means that you can see intimately how a lot energy your cellphone is utilizing all through the day, so you’ll be able to spot any signficant energy drains and see which apps is perhaps consuming an excessive amount of of your battery juice. 

This features a one-tap energy saving possibility that permits you to shortly shut any apps that it detects are utilizing numerous energy, stopping them from sipping away at your treasured battery once they do not have to be. There are additionally different fast choices, as listed by Oppo: “disabling background actions, enabling auto brightness, disabling excessive efficiency mode, disabling 5G, disabling 120 Hz/90 Hz refresh charge, disabling GPS, setting the auto screen-off time to 30s, disabling edge lighting, and extra.”

Color Imaginative and prescient check/enhancement

As a part of its efforts to make ColorOS extra inclusive and accessible, there is a new possibility within the show callibration menu that permits customers to create a customized color enhanced profile primarily based on how they see colors. To activate it you run by way of a easy color imaginative and prescient check that assesses the way you see colors, it might then decide if you happen to want a color imaginative and prescient enhancement to be utilized. 

Smoother efficiency

One of many greatest – or a minimum of extra vital – adjustments is that the software program is quicker, smoother and fewer battery intensive. Oppo says that it takes up 30 per cent much less reminiscence than ColorOS 11, and that it may additionally result in a 20 per cent improve in battery life.

What’s extra, through the use of a method referred to as code decoupling, it avoids reminiscence fragmentation which retains it easy and quick for an extended time frame. That ought to imply your cellphone’s {hardware} efficiency solely degrades by 2.75 per cent over three years. Briefly: it ought to nonetheless really feel quick and easy 2-3 years after you purchase it. 

PC Join

This one seems to be a characteristic many producers are attempting to place into place lately. PC Join will allow you to join your cellphone to your Home windows desktop or laptop computer, and use it to regulate your cellphone. When it launches – in a while in ColorOS 12.1 – it is going to solely require an app to be downloaded to your PC, after which you’ll be able to join wirelessly. 

This permits the flexibility to ship images and media information out of your cellphone to your PC in speedy style. Utilizing speeds as much as 45MB/s, you can switch round 500 images in a minute. 

Android 12 options

Google’s model of Android 12 comes with numerous new options, a lot of that are being included in ColorOS 12. Which means you get the privateness dashboard, plus microphone and digicam indicators to let you realize when an app is utilizing these. It additionally contains new accessibility options added to Android 12. 

One other main focus was to turn out to be nearer to inventory Android by decreasing the variety of pre-installed apps and for issues like Messages, Telephone and Contacts, utilizing Google’s apps fairly than its personal. It additionally means, sadly, there is no pre-installed Loosen up app. 

Will my cellphone get ColorOS 12?

When you’ve got an Oppo cellphone from the final couple of years, the reply might be: sure. Oppo has formidable plans to rollout the software program to 110 completely different fashions by the top of 2022. 

Units included within the rollout plan seen by Pocket-lint embody: 

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  • Discover X3 Professional
  • Discover X3 Neo
  • Discover X3 Lite
  • Discover X2 Professional
  • Discover X2 Neo
  • Discover X2 Lite
  • Discover X2
  • Reno 6 Professional 
  • Reno 6
  • Reno 4 Professional 
  • Reno 4
  • Reno 4 Z
  • Reno 10x Zoom
  • A94
  • A74 5G
  • A73
  • A74
  • A54s
  • A53
  • A53s
  • A16s

Writing by Cam Bunton.


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