Oppo today announced the global version of its new software skin, ColorOS 12. ColorOS 12 is based on Android 12 and will be available for many Oppo phones later this year. The skin was previously reported in China.
Oppo has also announced beta versions of ColorOS 12 for some of its devices, and users with these smartphones will be able to try out ColorOS 12 on their phones. Oppo claims that the new update brings an updated UI (user interface), smoother performance and “everyday productivity enhancing features”.
ColorOS 12: What’s New?
ColorOS 12 incorporates many stock features of Android 12 such as wallpaper based material you theme. The skin also brings new 3D icons with new animations. Oppo has also announced the implementation of the brand’s customized emojis to create a user-specific animated avatar using your face data and instructions.
ColorOS 12 also provides PC connectivity, which allows users to easily transfer data between their PCs and their ColorOS 12 device. There is also a new smart sidebar to help users with elements like translation.
Oppo claims that the new skin brings all the security and privacy features from Android 12, including the new Privacy Dashboard. Approximate location sharing and microphone and camera indicators are also included.
Oppo ColorOS 12 launches today in selected countries, including Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. In India, the update will start with the Renault 6 Pro 5G, Renault 6 Pro Diwali Edition and Renault 6 5G. Releases for other supported models will continue until 2021 and 2022.
Which phones will get ColorOS 12?
Oppo has announced a roadmap for all its smartphones, which gets the ColorOS 12 update. The picture shows that the update for the Find X3 Pro 5G will come in October 2021, while the Find X2 and Reno 6 series phones will be available in November 2021.
The update will come to the Renault 5 Pro 5G, F19 Pro + and A745G in December 2021. Other devices, including the Renault 10X Zoom, Renault 3 Pro, Renault 4 Pro and a few other F-Series and A-Series phones, will receive the update in 2022.