Realme began its journey as a sub-brand of Oppo. Now, it is a separate entity but is still owned by the BBK Electronics that also controls Oppo. It is no surprise then, Realme handsets ship with Oppo’s ColorOS. However, it may change soon as Realme filed a trademark application for “RealmeOS” in the United Kingdom early this year, and now the company CEO, Madhav Sheth has tweeted out an invitation for fans with experience in beta-testing an upcoming software. While we don’t have confirmation at this point, there is a good chance that the brand is looking to test and iron out its Realme OS before making an announcement. The tweet links to a Realme forum post that sheds more light on this program.
Mystery Project Alert !!! Any Guess ?
Fans having experience in beta testing of pre-released software and reporting bugs are invited to participate.
Limited seats only.
— Madhav X (@MadhavSheth1) July 29, 2019
Requirements To Sign Up For Realme’s Testing Program
Realme is calling this program “mysterious Project X”. Because ‘x’ is not enough to convey the secrecy part. To test the upcoming software, the company has kept only a few slots. And there is a certain selection criteria too. For starters, experience in beta testing software and reporting bugs will come in handy. The other requirement is that you need to own the Realme 3 Pro handset. That’s going to upset many Realme fans with the latest Realme X. Realme has made it cleared that no other device will be accepted for the Project X. The company is also expecting the testers to provide feedback in English. Realme has also listed proven experience in debugging as one of the requirements. I’m not sure how the company expects users to debug its code.
How To Enroll For The Project X
If you tick all the above boxes, you can head over to this link and fill in the form. The Google form questions you regarding your willingness to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) and whether you have contributed to any beta testing in the past. The brand requires you to share your Realme community account and the Realme 3 Pro’s IMEI number. After you submit the form, the company will get back to you via an email.
While you wait to hear from Realme, here are some interesting stats about the company. Realme, which did not even exist in the first quarter of 2018, managed to grab the number four spot in the Indian market in just a year. It now holds a 7 percent market share in the country. If you add up all the BBK-owned brands such as Realme, Oppos, Vivo, and OnePlus as a single entity, it beats Xiaomi and Samsung with a whopping 30 percent pie of the Indian smartphone area.
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