Oppo Android 11 with ColorOS 11 Update: Everything You Need to Know
We have our Oppo devices running on ColorOS 7 but soon things are going to change. ColorOS 7 runs on top of Android 10 and it surely brought many new awaited changes to ColorOS. This includes the dark mode, Breeno Smart Voice Assistant, Smart slider, Customize icon size/shape and much more. But updates are a part of any OS, and now we have the latest Android UI overlay dubbed ColorOS 11. In this article, we will take a look at all the features that are packed with ColorOS 11. Some of it was anticipated while some are just a new addition. Also, we have added a list of eligible Oppo devices for the Android 11 update. Let’s find out.
What is ColorOS 11?
ColorOS 11 is Custom Skin based on Android 11 which was developed by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo. It is the successor to the ColorOS 7. In addition to Android 11 features, the new ColorOS 11 brings UI Customizations, Relax 2.0, Three-Finger Translate, FelxDrop, Performance Improvement, and Super Power Saving mode. Initially, it was expected that the company will call the next version of ColorOS 7 – the ColorOS 8. But to maintain parity with Google’s Android 11, the company has named it ColorOS 11 instead of ColorOS 8.
Oppo Android 11 (ColorOS 11) Update Tracker
March 10: Oppo has started seeding the beta version of the ColorOS 11 for Reno 2F, Reno 10x Zoom, Reno 2, and F15 in India. Oppo Reno 2Z users will start getting the beta update in India from March 17.March 9: Oppo Reno 10x Zoom users (India and Indonesia) have started receiving a stable version of the ColorOS 11. From March 16, Reno 2F Indian users, and from March 17, F15 Indian users will start getting the stable update.
December 2020: Oppo F17 Pro, Reno4 5G, Find X2, Find X2 Pro, Reno3, Reno3 Pro, Ace2 and Ace2 EVA Limited Edition users in the select region are getting Android 11 based ColorOS 11 software upgrade.
September 15: Oppo Find X2, Find X2 Pro and Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition users can get a taste of the Android 11 based ColorOS 11 beta interface by participating in the Beta Program. As of now, a quota of 5000 users is available in India, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Egypt and the Philippines.
Note: If you are from the European Union and the European Economic Area then you can see the below image for ColorOS 11 based Android 11 EU and EEA rollout plan.
The ColorOS 11 was released on September 14, 2020. In November last year, Oppo released the ColorOS 7 beta based on Android 10 globally. But this year the company has unveiled the next iteration of Oppo’s Android skin in September 2020 along with its beta program. However, a stable ColorOS 11 update may begin to roll out with Android 11 for flagship devices from October 2020.
Here is the list of features of ColorOS 11
- Customizable Dark Mode
- A new level of UI customization
- Three-finger swipe down gestures for translations
- Super Power Saving Mode
- Floating windows for better multitasking
- Promotes mindfulness with Relax 2.0
Customizable Dark Mode
Dark mode has been the main attraction on Android and adding customization options on the new ColorOS 11 is making it more tempting. The ColorOS 11 added three profiles in the Dark mode section. For starters, the Enhanced option is the default dark mode that you see in all the phones. The other two are what make it special. The second option which is the Medium gives you lighter tones which you can say as lighter black and the last but not the least is the Gentle option which switches the screen to Grey colour.
The Dark mode comes with three more features like you can adjust your backgrounds or wallpaper with the option you choose, you can further adjust your icons to dark mode and lastly, you can schedule dark mode from sunset to sunrise.
A new level of UI customization
People like an OS more when they can customize to the extent and ColorOS 11 lets you do it. Firstly, to create a customized background you just have to add a picture, and the OS will analyze the colour and provides you with a unique background. You can even customize icons, themes, and accent colours as per your preference. Secondly, you can customize your own ringtone which is very intriguing. Lastly, you can create unique patterns for your Always On Display (AOD).
Three-finger swipe down gestures for translations
The ColorOS11 allows you to translate instantly with three-finger swipe down gestures. The particular gesture will take a screenshot, pull out the Google translator, and will instantly translate to your preferred language. It’s an easy way to translater without heading to Google Translate. To make it easier, Oppo even assembles the Google translate in the smart sidebar.
Super Power Saving Mode
More battery means more entertainment. The ColorOS 11 has a battery saver in-built and has two features of a battery saver. The normal power-saving mode and the Super saving mode. The Super saving mode is what makes it more interesting. The feature will let you choose six apps to run on the saving mode and it turns off the rest of the apps.
Oppo claims that even if you have a 5% battery charge you can use the Whatsaap for 90 mins which is pretty great for battery performance. The Oppo is bringing a new feature called the battery guard which helps in prolonging your battery life. At night, when you plug in the device and sleep, the mobile will charge only up to 80% and the rest of the 20% will be fully charged before you wake up. This feature will make sure your device isn’t fully charged overnight which drains the battery life.
Floating windows for better multitasking
Floating windows are always on the show in the Oppo devices. This particular feature is of great help as you can use multiple apps at the same time. The feature is now called the FlexDrop. They further enhanced the floating windows which let you resize an app as per your preference and can fit anywhere on the screen.
Promotes mindfulness with Relax 2.0
The new Relax 2.0 will let you create customizable profiles where you can choose a certain duration and even customize the sound as you want. The team of Oppo went to Tokyo, Bangkok, and Reykjavik and add the sounds of those places into the app. The feature can calm you and bring peace to your mind.
These Oppo phones are missing from the Android 11 (ColorOS 11) eligible list
- Oppo A53
- Oppo F17
- Oppo R17
- Oppo R17 Pro
- Oppo Find X
- Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition
- Oppo Find X SuperVOOC Edition
- Oppo F9
- Oppo F9 Pro
- Oppo F7
- Oppo F7 128GB
- Oppo R15 Pro
- Oppo K3
- Oppo K5
As Oppo A53, F17 and K5 are the latest devices, we can expect these phones will be added to the eligible list when the company reveals ColorOS 11 timeline for the Indian market. Though the rest of the phones are currently running on Android 10, it looks Android 10 is the last update for these devices. So, don’t keep your hopes high