Realme U1 and Realme 1 Get Android 9 Pie OS Beta Update with Nightscape Camera Mode, HAL3 Support

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Realme CEO, Madhav Sheth has announced through Twitter that the brand has started the beta program of the Android 9 Pie OS based Color OS 6 update for the Realme 1 and the Realme U1 smartphones. Moreover, Realme has announced on its forum that it will roll out the official, stable version of the Android 9 OS update to the Realme 1 and Realme U1 in about three weeks, i.e., by the end of June 2019.

How to Get Android 9 Pie Beta OS Update on Realme 1 and Realme U1?

To get the Android 9 Pie OS beta update for your Realme 1 or Realme U1, you’ll have to enroll your device in the beta program. To enroll your device in the beta program, visit this link. After you’ve registered your device in the beta program, Realme will provide you with instruction on how to update your device to the beta version of Android 9 Pie OS.

According to Realme, the spots for the beta testers are limited. So, hurry up and enroll your device in the beta program before the spots get filled to get a chance to try out the beta update of Android 9 Pie OS for your Realme 1 or Realme U1. That being said, be aware that beta software usually has bugs that may hinder normal functionality. So, if your Realme 1 or Realme U1 is a daily driver, avoid installing the beta update on it.

What Does the New Update Offer?

The Android 9 Pie OS itself brings a ton of added functionalities over the Android 8 Oreo OS. Additionally, Realme has added a bunch of features to the OS with its Color OS 6 user interface customization. However, the two significant features that the update brings which are worth mentioning are the Nightscape camera mode and the HAL3 support. The Nightscape camera mode is the same feature that you’ve seen in the Realme 3 Pro; it assists in capturing better lowlight images. And the HAL3 support allows third-party camera applications to control various aspects of the camera hardware.

Here is a complete changelog of the Android 9 Pie OS beta update for the Realme 1 and the Realme U1 as posted on Realme’s forum.

Realme 1 Android 9 Pie OS Beta Version Changelog (As Posted by Realme)

System

  • Added notification icons in status bar
  • Added a new navigation gesture
  • Added app drawer to ColorOS launcher
  • Added Riding Mode
  • Added Live Wallpaper
  • Android Security Patch Level: May 5th, 2019

UI

  • Updated UI of the notification panel
  • Updated UI of AI Board
  • Updated default theme

Camera

  • Added Nightscape Mode
  • Added HAL3 support

Applications

  • Added Realme Game Centre (certain regions)
  • Added Realme community app (certain regions)

 

Realme U1 Android 9 Pie OS Beta Version Changelog (As Posted by Realme)

System

  • Added notification icons in status bar
  • Added lock screen magazine
  • Added a new navigation gesture
  • Added app drawer to ColorOS launcher
  • Added Riding Mode
  • Added Live Wallpaper
  • Android Security Patch Level: May 5th, 2019

UI

  • Updated UI of the notification panel
  • Updated UI of AI Board
  • Updated default theme

Camera

  • Added Nightscape Mode
  • Added HAL3 support

Applications

  • Added Realme Theme Store
  • Added Realme App Market (certain regions)
  • Added Realme Game Centre (certain regions)


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