Oppo officially unveiled full details of ColorOS 12, its newest platform based on Android 12. The company has also published a roadmap to update its existing devices in China to version 12, the first batch will be coming in early October.
Oppo chose not to follow Google in redesigning its interface, and opted for acrylic icons and more natural shapes. Not just a static view, Quantum Animation Engine 3.0 the new one is used to give objects a feeling of inertia for physically accurate animation.
The main goal of ColorOS 12 is to make multitasking easier and improve system readability. There are things like cards Quick Glance, a card like widget that displays status information of connected smart devices and offers simple actions with buttons.
Other features are Smart Sidebar 2.0, which can be pulled out from the side and offer contextually relevant actions based on the app you’re currently using.
Oppo developed a system for connecting mobile phones and computers. Users can view the phone screen on the computer, interact with it, and receive notifications. Users can also easily drag and drop information between the two devices.
Car+ does the same thing while you’re driving – it installs a custom car UI on supported vehicles, allowing you to use your phone’s navigation and entertainment features, complete with voice commands.
Assist AI Oppo is also getting smarter, features Schedule Assistant tracks your tasks for the day and will alert you and offer helpful actions such as starting a map app to guide you where you want to go next.
A new animation engine is also used in Omoji – a personalized 3D avatar that can imitate your every expression.
ColorOS also brings features that go beyond mobile. It can create a shared family room where you can share photos safely without going through social media. There is also a shared calendar. Screen sharing will help you guide less technically savvy people through any issues they may have with their phone.
There are a lot of internal optimizations too. Oppo advertises that the new system reduces RAM usage by 30%, background power usage by 20% and increases average battery life by up to 12%.
The new system also optimizes the use of internal storage, so read and write performance will decrease by less than 5% over a 36 month period.
Lastly, here is a list of which phones will be updated to ColorOS 12 and when. The Oppo Find X3 Pro and the two flagships OnePlus 9 will be the first to get them early next month. This list contains mostly flagships, but there are also mid-range devices.
Early October 2021
- Find X3 Pro
- Find X3 Pro Mars Exploration Edition
- Find X3
- OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
- OnePlus 9 5G
- Find X2 Pro
- Find X2 Pro Lamborghini Edition
- Find X2
- Find X2 League of Legends S10 Limited Edition
- Reno6 Pro+ 5G
- Reno6 Pro+ 5G Detective Conan Limited Edition
- Reno6 Pro 5G
- Reno6 5G
- Ace2 EVA Limited Edition
- Reno5 Pro+ 5G
- Reno5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition 5G
- Reno5 Pro 5G
- Reno5 5G
- Reno5 K 5G
- K9 5G
- A95 5G
- A93 5G
First half of 2022
- OnePlus 9R 5G
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus 7
- Reno Ace
- Reno Ace Gundam Edition
- Reno 10x zoom version
- Reno Barcelona Custom Edition
- Reno4 Pro 5G
- Reno4 Pro 5G 2020 Summer Custom Edition
- Reno4 Pro 5G Artist Limited Edition
- Reno4 5G
- Reno4 SE 5G
- Reno3 Pro 5G
- Reno3 Pro 5G Classic Blue Custom Edition
- Reno3 5G
- Reno3 vitality version
- K9 Pro 5G
- A93s 5G
- A92s 5G
- A72 5G
- A55 5G
- A53 5G