It has been nearly three months since Google released Android 10 to the world and we are starting to see manufacturers list the release timeframes for their devices. Last week OPPO announced the timeframe for their Chinese devices and today we have received the time frame for their Australian devices.
Yesterday OPPO announced their international version of ColorOS 7 in India and highlighted a focus on efficiency, convenience and simplicity. They updated their UI once again with more options for customisation which is always welcome on an OPPO device (and any other).
— ColorOS (@colorosglobal) November 27, 2019
They have also changed the screenshot functionality adding a new feature which can be seen in the Tweet below:
OPPO ColorOS7 Launch
The three-finger screenshot gesture is one of OPPO’s unique interactions since 2014. How to do it? Long-press with three fingers, select the screenshot area that you want. Done! Easy, right?!🙌#OPPOColorOS7 #ColorOS7Launch pic.twitter.com/qmdILMMGdy
— ColorOS (@colorosglobal) November 26, 2019
Camera-wise OPPO has added in Google CameraX compatibility to allow third party apps to use the camera functions. Night Mode is now Ultra Night Mode which we assume is an improvement and not just a name change. There is also a lot more AI integration into the resultant image which should hopefully result in less noise and sharper images.
That all sounds well and good but when can we expect to see it in Australia?
OPPO expect to update a lot of their phones to ColorOS 7 but for now their list includes the Reno2, Reno, Reno 10x Zoom, R17, RX17 Pro, Find X, Find X Lamborghini Edition, Reno2 Z, Reno Z and more. The full list and timeframes can be seen below:
OPPO have told Ausdroid that there will be other models that receive ColorOS 7 but these are the main ones. While we might be waiting a significant amount of time for the new update (especially those getting it in Q3 2020 — about when Android 11 will be released) at least OPPO are starting to commit to updating their phones. They have been a culprit of never updating their phones in the past, especially the mid-range and lower end phones so any update is an improvement.
Is this update quick enough for you or is any update good enough for OPPO?