Following the official release of Android 12 back in October, smartphone manufacturers are working hard to release Android 12-based updates for their custom Android skins. For instance, Realme has come up with Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 and is currently doing beta tests. Others like Samsung, OnePlus, and Xiaomi are also focusing on their respective Android 12 beta programs.
OPPO has finally unveiled ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 globally. The new update comes with tons of visual upgrades and picks up on the privacy features of Android 12. In this article, we will look at some of the best features of ColorOS 12, its release date and the list of supported devices.
ColorOS 12 Release Date
OPPO unveiled ColorOS 12 globally on Monday, October 11, at 2:30PM IST. The company held a virtual event that was live-streamed online on YouTube. This came a few days after Android 12 source code was added to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and a month after the ColorOS China launch.
ColorOS Best Features
The latest operating system from OPPO comes loaded with a host of interesting features like new inclusive design, new tools in the Sidebar, better privacy controls, and more. Let’s take a closer look at these features:
Starting with the UI, you will notice a lot of differences from the last gen ColorOS 11. The latest upgrade comes with a clean and uncluttered UI, with more white space between content. OPPO says it has also worked with linguistic experts to provide accurate UI text. ColorOS 12 supports over 13 Indian languages. OPPO has also put in a lot of work in animations. Thanks to Animation Engine 3.0, the animations are true to life in the update. There are also improvements in transitions.
OPPO has improved how the icons look in ColorOS 12. They have more details to them with added light and shadows, to make them look more life-like. Due to ColorOS and OxygenOS merger, you will also see a lot of OxygenOS elements in ColorOS 12.
Screen Translate in the Smart Sidebar
The smart sidebar in Color OS is getting a revamp as well. It now features new tools such as a three-finger screenshot option, Screen Translate and Background Stream. The new Screen Translate feature allows you to translate all the text on screen once you use it from the sidebar. The new Background Stream tool on the Sidebar enables you to run a video in the background, even when the screen is locked.
Cross-screen connection is probably the biggest feature of ColorOS 12. It enables you to use your phone from your PC, and share files at blazing speeds. This feature can also be used to edit documents on PCs that are stored on your OPPO phone. OPPO says the feature will work with most Windows 10 devices.
ColorOS 12 Privacy features
The new Color OS upgrade will naturally feature Android 12 privacy features. For instance, you will see privacy indicators on the status bar if an app is using sensitive permissions including the camera, microphone and location.
You can also send an approximate location to the app, rather than sending your precise location. Other than that, there is a privacy dashboard that keeps track of permissions used by apps. When sharing photos or videos, you will now have the ability to remove private information such as data, location, etc. The anti-peeping notification system is also improved in ColorOS 12. In this, the phone automatically detects if the owner is viewing the notification content. If not, the content is not visible.
Wallpaper-based Theming System
The wallpaper based theming is one of the biggest features of Android 12, and it is coming in ColorOS 12. With this feature, the color of the settings and other menus changes based on the color of the wallpaper. In the new update, OPPO will automatically pick the wallpaper color using the algorithm.
Improved Battery Optimization
The battery dashboard has been revamped and gives a detailed view of how much power has been consumed. On top of that, there are more power saving options such as turning off edge lighting, turning off background activity, preventing notifications from waking up etc.
ColorOS 12 Supported Devices
OPPO began the beta roll-out of Android 12-based ColorOS 12 starting October 11. As of now, a number of OPPO devices have received the stable update. Below is the list of OPPO devices that have received the ColorOS 12 update –
- OPPO Find X3 Pro
- OPPO Find X3
- OPPO Find X2 Pro
- OPPO Find X2
- OPPO Find X2 Automobile Lamborgini Edition
- OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G
- OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G Diwali Edition
- OPPO Reno 6 5G
- OPPO Reno 5 5G
- OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G
Based on the most recent announcement, here is the list of OPPO devices that will receive the Android-12 based ColorOS 12 update in the coming months.
From January 17
- OPPO Find X3 Neo 5G (France)
- OPPO Reno5 5G (Hong Kong SAR, China)
From January 18
- OPPO Reno6 Z 5G (Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, UAE)
- OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G (India, Thailand)
- OPPO Reno5 Pro (Pakistan)
- OPPO Reno5 Z 5G (UAE, Saudi Arabia)
- OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G (India)
From January 20
- OPPO A73 5G (Italy, Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia)
2022 First Half
- OPPO F19 Pro+
- OPPO A74 5G
- OPPO A73 5G
- OPPO Find X3 Lite 5G
- OPPO Find X3 Neo 5G
- OPPO Find X2 Neo
- OPPO Find X2 Lite
- OPPO Reno 10X Zoom
- OPPO Reno 5 F
- OPPO Reno 5 Lite
- OPPO Reno 5 Z 5G
- OPPO Reno 4 Pro 5G
- OPPO Reno 4 F
- OPPO Reno 4 Lite
- OPPO Reno 4 Z 5G
- OPPO Reno 4 Pro
- OPPO Reno 4
- OPPO Reno 4 Mo Salah Edition
- OPPO Reno 3 Pro 5G
- OPPO Reno 3 Pro
- OPPO Reno 3
- OPPO Reno 5 A
- OPPO F19 Pro
- OPPO F17 Pro
- OPPO A94 5G
- OPPO A94
- OPPO A93
- OPPO A54 5G
- OPPO A53s 5G
2022 Second Half
- OPPO F17
- OPPO F19s
- OPPO F19
- OPPO A74
- OPPO A53
- OPPO A53s
- OPPO A16s
How to Install ColorOS 12 Beta
— ColorOS (@colorosglobal) October 11, 2021
If you want to be one of the first ones to get the Android 12-based ColorOS 12, here is what you need to do –
- On your ColorOS 12 supported device, go to Settings.
- Tap on Software update.
- Tap on the cog-wheel icon at the top.
- Tap on the trial version and select the beta version.
- Fill in your details and tap on Submit.
- You will now find the ColorOS 12 update in the Software update section.
OPPO ColorOS 12 News
OPPO ColorOS 12 Beta and Stable Version Timeline for May Revealed (May 04, 2022)
OPPO has revealed the timeline for rolling out ColorOS 12 stable version and beta update in India. To start with the stable version, the company has revealed that OPPO Reno7 Pro 5G will get the stable update from May 10th, OPPO F19 and F19s from May 24th, Reno3 PRo from May 26th, and OPPO A53 from May 30th. Coming to the Beta version, the company will start the ColorOS 12 Beta update for OPPO A76 from May 16th, Reno 10x Zoom on May 17th and Reno7 5G from May 18th in India.
OPPO rolls out Android 12-Based ColorOS 12 Bea Programme for OPPO A53 Users (April 14, 2022)
OPPO has started rolling out a beta version update for its OPPO A53 units in India. The update comes with version C.22 and offers members to try out the new features of ColorOS 12. Users can click on Settings > Software Update > Click on the Setting icon > Apply for Beta Version > Update Beta Version to apply for the beta version of the latest ColorOS 12 update for OPPO A53.
OPPO Rolls out ColorOS 12 Beta Update to OPPO F19s and OPPO A95 in India (April 11, 2022)
OPPO has started rolling out the ColorOS 12 beta update for its OPPO F19s and OPPO A95 smartphones in India. The company has revealed that the beta version will be available for the first 5,000 users in the country. Users can click on Settings > Software Update > Click on the Setting icon > Apply for Beta Version > Update Beta Version.
OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G Gerts ColorOS 12 Beta Update in India (March 30, 2022)
OPPO has started rolling out ColorOS 12 beta version based on Android 12 for its Reno 7 Pro 5G units in India. Interested users can apply for the latest beta version from their OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G units. Users can click on Settings > Software Update > Click on the Setting icon > Apply for Beta Version > Update Beta Version. The company has revealed that the beta version will be available for the first 5000 members. Once you have applied for the update, you will get it in another three days.
OPPO A53s 5G Android 12 Based ColorOS 12 Beta Update Rolls Out in India (March 23, 2022)
OPPO has confirmed that it has rolled out ColorOS 12 beta update to its OPPO A53s 5G smartphone in India. The brand has opened the registration for applying for the beta version of the latest ColorOS 12 for the device. As per the company, there will be a quota of 5,000 users for this programme. One can apply for the beta update by going to Settings > Software Update > Click on the Setting icon > Apply for Beta Version > Update Beta Version.
OPPO Rolls out Android 12 Based ColorOS 12 Timeline for March 2022 (March 07, 2022)
OPPO has the timeline for its ColorOS 12 update for its range of smartphones in India. The company has revealed that the Android 12 Beta update based on ColorOS 12 for OPPO A53s from March 15th and OPPO Reno7 Pro 5G from March 29th. The stable version of ColorOS 12 will be rolled out for OPPO F19 Pro, F17 Pro in India starting from March 29th and Reno4 Pro from March 31st.
OPPO Reno5 F, F19 Pro, and More to Get Android 12 Beta Update Soon (February 17, 2022)
OPPO has revealed that it will be rolling out the Android 12-based to its range of smartphones. The brand has recently revealed that OPPO Reno5 G, Reno4 F, F19 Pro, and F17 Pro will get the ColorOS 12 Android 12 Beta update starting from February 22nd. The OPPO Reno4 Pro and Reno4 will get the ColorOS 12 Android 12 beta update starting from February 28th.
OPPO rolls out ColorOS Stable Update to Reno 6, Reno 5, and Reno 5 Marvel Edition (January 27, 2022)
OPPO has rolled out the stable update to a few of its smartphones. The company has rolled out the ColorOS 12 stable version to Reno 6, Reno 5, and Reno 5 Marvel Edition. The update is currently rolled out in Indonesia.
OPPO rolls out ColorOS 12 Beta and Stable Update timeline for its Range of Smartphones (January 10, 2022)
OPPO has revealed the 2022 timeline for the rollout of the ColorOS 12 update for its range of smartphones. The company has revealed the schedule for ColorOS 12 Beta and ColorOS 12 stable version rollout. Starting with the beta update, Reno 5G, Reno4 Pro, Reno4, Reno4 F, F19, and F17 Pro will get ColorOS 12 Beta update starting from February 2022. Reno5 Lite, Reno4 Pro 5G, Reno4 Z 5G, Reno4 Lite, A94, A93, and A53s 5G will get the beta update from March 2022.
— ColorOS (@colorosglobal) January 5, 2022
Coming to a stable rollout, Reno5 5G will get the stable version starting from January 17th in Hong Kong SAR and China. From January 18th, Reno6 Z 5G (Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the UAE), Reno5 Pro 5G (India and Thailand), Reno5 Pro (Pakistan), Reno5 Z (the UAE, Saudi Arabia), and F19 Pro+ (India) will get the stable Android 12 update.
OPPO Reno 5 and Reno 6 Get ColorOS 12 Stable Update (December 29th)
After beta testing for a while, OPPO has begun rolling out ColorOS 12 official stable updates for Reno 5/5 Pro and Reno 6/6 Pro in multiple regions. The availability of the update is as follows – OPPO Reno 6 5G in Indonesia, OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, OPPO Reno 6 5G in Indonesia, India and Vietnam and OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G in Indonesia, India, Saudia Arabia and Pakistan.
OPPO A74 5G Gets ColorOS 12 Beta Version in India (December 22, 2021)
OPPO has started rolling out the ColorOS 12 beta version based on the Android 12 operating system for its OPPO A74 5G smartphone. The brand has revealed that the beta version is available for 5,000 OPPO A74 5G users in India and Indonesia. The company has also revealed that the ColorOS 12 beta update is also available for OPPO Reno6, OPPO Reno 5 and Reno5 Marvel Edition in Indonesia.
#ColorOS12 beta version based on #Android12 is now available for the following OPPO devices in these countries 👇
OPPO Reno6 ➡️ Indonesia 🇮🇩
OPPO Reno5 & Reno5 Marvel Edition ➡️ Indonesia 🇮🇩
OPPO A74 5G ➡️ India 🇮🇳 Indonesia 🇮🇩
— ColorOS (@colorosglobal) December 21, 2021
OPPO F19 Pro+ and Reno5 Pro 5G Get ColorOS 12 Beta Update in India (December 13, 2021)
OPPO has started rolling out the ColorOS 12 Beta update, which is based on Android 12, in India. The company has announced that it is rolling out the beta update for the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G and OPPO F19 Pro+ smartphones in India. Moreover, the company has also rolled out the beta update to OPPO Reno5 Pro in Pakistan and OPPO Renoo6 Z 5G in Thailand and Cambodia.
OPPO Rolls Out ColorOS 12 Stable Update Schedule for its Devices in India (December 6, 2021)
OPPO has revealed that it will be soon rolling out the stable version of the ColorOS 12 update in India starting from December 20th. The company has revealed that OPPO Find X2 Pro, Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition, and Find X2 smartphones will get the stable Android 12 update on December 20th. Moreover, the Reno6 Pro 5G Diwali Edition and Reno6 Pro 5G will get a stable update on December 22nd. Lastly, the OPPO Reno6 5G will get the ColorOS 12 update on December 28th.
OPPO Rolls out Android 12 beta Update Schedule for OPPO F19 Pro+ and Reno5 Pro 5G in India (December 6, 2021)
OPPO has rolled out a new update schedule for the ColorOS 12 Beta update schedule for its new range of smartphones. As per the company, the OPPO F19 Pro+ and Reno5Pro 5G will get the Android 12 Beta update starting from December 10th. The OPPO A74 5G smartphone will get the beta update from December 28th.
OPPO Find X3 Pro Gets ColorOS 12 Stable Update
OPPO has started rolling out a stable ColorOS 12 update to its flagship smartphone, the Find X3 Pro. The company has now started rolling out the stable update in Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. The new update comes with version number CPH2173_11.C.33. Users can check for the update by going to Settings > Software Updates > Gear Icon > Trial version.
OPPO Rolls Out ColorOS 12 Beta for Reno6 Pro 5G in India (November 19, 2021)
OPPO has announced that it has started seeding the ColorOS 12 Beta update for its Reno6 Pro 5G and Reno6 Pro 5G Diwali Edition in India. The company has confirmed that Indian users can apply for the ColorOS 12 Beta programme for both devices in the country.
— ColorOS (@colorosglobal) November 19, 2021
OPPO Rolls out ColorOS 12 Beta for Find X2 Series in India (November 15, 2021)
OPPO has started rolling out the ColorOS 12 Beta update for its Find X2 series in India and Indonesia. The company has revealed that the latest update is available for OPPO Find X2, Find X2 Pro, and Find X2 Proo Automobili Lamborghini Edition. The company is currently looking for 5,000 beta testers across all three smartphones. If you have a Find X2 series smartphone, then you can head over to Settings > Software Update and then tap on the gear icon. from there, you can click on Apply for Beta Version and then follow on-screen instructions to apply for the beta testing.
If you are in 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐚, the following devices are eligible to apply for the beta upgrade 👇
⭕ Find X2
⭕ Find X2 Pro
⭕ Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition pic.twitter.com/g9wkyaT0gR
— ColorOS (@colorosglobal) November 15, 2021
OPPO Reveals India November 2021 Roll-out Plan for ColorOS 12 (November 9, 2021)
OPPO has rolled out its November 2021 plan to roll out ColorOS 12 update to select OPPO smartphones. As per the company, the OPPO Find X2 Pro, Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition and Find X2 will get ColorOS 12 starting from November 17th in India. The OPPO Reno6 Pro will get the update on November 22nd in the country, while the OPPO Reno6 5G will get ColorOS 12 update on November 25th in India.
OPPO Begins ColorOS 12 Closed Beta Programme for Reno 6 Smartphone (October 18th, 2021)
OPPO has revealed that it has started the recruitment programme for its latest operating system. The company has kickstarted the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 closed beta programme in China. The company is currently recruiting OPPO Reno 6 users to test out the new operating system.
ColorOS 12 Based on Android 12 Will Launch Globally On October 11th (October 7th, 2021)
In a tweet, Oppo confirmed that it will keep the global launch of Android 12-based ColorOS 12 on October 11th, Monday at 9AM (GMT)/ 5PM(GMT+8)/2:30PM IST. This comes only a month after ColorOS 12 was first revealed in China. The company will hold a virtual event that can be live streamed on YouTube.
Along with revealing new features, the company will likely announce the roll-out schedule of ColorOS 12. The Oppo Find X3 series might be the first one to receive the update, as Oppo has already begun ColorOS 12 beta testing for device owners in Malaysia and Indonesia.
OPPO Might Introduce New Features for ColorOS 12 during OPPO Developer Conference (ODC) 2021 (September 26, 2021)
OPPO has confirmed that it will be holding its annual developer conference in October. The company has revealed that the OPPO Developer Conference (ODC) 2021 will be held on October 27th. During the conference, one might expect the brand to talk about its latest ColorOS 12 update and it is possible that it might add some new features to it as well. The brand might also reveal a roadmap for the rollout of ColorOS 12 at the global level and more.
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