Shortly after Google’s Android 11 announcement, smartphone and wearables main OPPO confirmed the launch of a beta model up to date ColorOS cellular working system primarily based on Android 11. For the previous couple of weeks, I’ve been utilizing the OPPO Discover X2 – with this beta model of ColorOS 11 put in. Having spent a good period of time with the telephone, it’s about time I share my expertise with the newest, most feature-laden model of ColorOS to date. Observe that we at NextPit had already printed a primer on among the recent options on ColorOS 11. Learn it right here.
As evident from the naming scheme, the model variety of ColorOS 11 aligns with the newest model of Android (Android 11). The earlier model of ColorOS, which was primarily based on Android 10, was referred to as ColorOS 7. The soar from ColorOS 7 to ColorOS 11 ensures that buyers can now simply correlate the ColorOS model quantity to the Android model quantity – making issues a lot less complicated.
Visible Modifications from ColorOS 7
At first look, ColorOS 11 is visually similar to ColorOS 7. Many of the adjustments have been restricted to menu choices, and these items may solely be utilized by energy customers. One of many first issues I famous was the swipe down menu for fast settings being extra optimized for one-handed use. The menu now stretches a lot additional down than on ColorOS 7 (however not all the way in which down). This makes accessing menu gadgets a lot simpler for people with smaller palms.
Here’s a screenshot of the comparability of the identical on ColorOS 7 and ColorOS 11.
Personalizing your OPPO Cellphone now a lot simpler
Simpler customization has been one in every of OPPO’s prime focus areas with ColorOS 11, which is why the corporate now has devoted a complete part for a similar. You will discover virtually the whole lot you want for personalizing your telephone from the ‘Personalizations’ choice inside ‘Settings.’ It’s right here that you’ll discover the choices to vary themes, wallpapers, icon kinds, app format, colours, font, and show measurement. Different settings you’ll discover right here embody the choice to vary the fingerprint recognition animation, the sting lighting settings, and the choice to enter the ringtone maker characteristic. The At all times-on Show characteristic presents complete customization choices and allows you to make fascinating creative patterns.
The icon settings choice helps you to select between the default fashion, Materials, and Pebble kinds. You too can manually customise the icon design. There are a couple of preinstalled fonts that you should use other than the brand new ones you’ll be able to obtain individually. That is additionally the place you modify the font and show measurement settings. You too can now customise how the form of the icons on the notification drawer.
For a lot of the tweaks that you may make on the house display screen and the notification drawer, you’ll be able to see a reside preview of them concurrently. One other fascinating factor you’ll discover throughout the personalization settings is the Ringtone maker app. We’ll discuss it within the subsequent part.
OPPO has additionally tweaked the systemwide darkish mode settings. In ColorOS 7, switching to the darkish mode was an all-manual affair. You switched it on once you wanted it and turned it off when not required. In ColorOS 7, not solely are you able to select between three modes of darkish mode – Enhanced, Medium, and Light – you can even manually tweak the UI components, wallpapers, icons, and customise them to fit your preferences.
What may enchantment to of us who regularly swap between the darkish and light-weight modes is the choice to schedule when to change on the darkish mode. You may both use the default setting of retaining teh darkish mannequin on from sundown to dawn or specify once you need the telephone to go to darkish mode.
OPPO has gone nice lengths to make satiate of us who’re very eager about customizing their ringtones. Working example is the brand new Ringtone maker app, which is an initiative of OPPO Labs. Whereas not a brand new characteristic, ColorOS 11 will get an up to date model of the ringtone maker app. From the unique two ringtones that have been obtainable within the earlier model, ColorOS 11 now presents 8 totally different melodies to switch. Observe that the ringtone maker doesn’t actually allow you to create fully new tunes – quite, it lets you customise the present set of melodies utilizing varied preset choices.
One factor I appreciated in regards to the ringtones on the OPPO Discover X2 with ColorOS 11 is this selection to sync the vibration with the beats of your energetic ringtone. This characteristic type of jogged my memory of the previous Nokia smartphones of the mid-2000s that had highly effective vibration that synced to the rhythm of the ringtone. Other than being simpler at alerting you of calls, this characteristic additionally makes the decrease frequencies of the ringtone really feel a bit punchier.
OPPO Calm down is one other characteristic that OPPO talked about quite a bit through the launch of ColorOS 11. Whereas this characteristic made its debut on ColorOS 7, it has acquired a number of upgrades in its ColorOS 11 avatar. The key change you’d discover is a very revamped UI, and the addition of an fascinating choice referred to as the Sound of Cities. The intention of that is to allow you to relive the expertise of being in cities. The cities at the moment on the listing are Beijing, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Reykjavik.
Enhanced Gamer Mode
OPPO already had the Sport House app that robotically kicked in when the telephone detected a sport. In ColorOS 7 and earlier variations, OPPO let critical avid gamers swap to a high-performance mode that disables incoming telephone calls and textual content messages. With ColorOS 11, OPPO has added a brand new, immersive mode that’s much more aggressive than earlier than. Inside Sport House, customers can now additionally see the CPU, GPU, and framerate information within the type of an overlay whereas gaming.
Different Android 11 options
Since ColorOS 11 relies on Android 11, it is just pure for us to count on all the brand new Android 11 options to make it to the brand new OS. ColorOS 11, subsequently, helps the brand new Bubbles API that lets messaging apps present popup bubbles for fast entry and replies. Different options that additionally make it embody the a number of privateness enhancements that embody one-time permissions for apps to key elements like digital camera, microphone, and site entry. With Scoped Storage, ColorOS 11 additionally limits the quantity of knowledge that apps can have entry to. ColorOS 11 additionally consists of all the brand new emojis from Unicode13.
ColorOS 11: What we expect
Total, ColorOS 11 is unquestionably a step ahead in the correct path for OPPO. What is kind of commendable is the truth that OPPO has managed to make fairly a couple of tweaks to the system to make a visible impression whereas on the similar time remaining acquainted to older ColorOS 11 customers. Whereas Android purists might frown at some choices that change the way in which during which some Android options and behaviors are applied, most OPPO customers will definitely not thoughts this. Apart from, these adjustments aren’t monumental sufficient to be termed deal breakers.