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Oppo announces the new ColorOS 12, based on Android 12, which will also come to OnePlus

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Oppo revealed all the details of ColorOS 12, its latest customization based on Android 12 and which will reach its devices worldwide. The company has also indicated how they will be able to update existing devices to version 12, with the first equipment to receive the update taking place in early October.

The “surprise” turns out to be Oppo not following Google with the Material You design, instead opting for acrylic icons and more natural shapes. It’s not just the static look, the new Quantum Animation Engine 3.0 is used to give objects an inertial feel for physically accurate animations.

The main goals of ColorOS 12 are to make multitasking easier and increase system readability. There are things like Quick Glance cards, widget-like cards that show status information from connected smart devices and offer simple button actions, which is a very interesting feature.

Another helper is Smart Sidebar 2.0, which can be removed from the side and offers contextually relevant actions based on the app you are currently using.

Oppo has developed a system to connect your phone and computer, and now you can view your phone’s screen on your computer, interact with it and receive notifications. You can also easily drag and drop information between the two devices (even the clipboard is shared, so you can just copy and paste).

Car+ does something similar when you’re driving – it puts a dedicated car UI into compatible vehicles, allowing you to use the phone’s navigation and entertainment features complete with voice commands, a way to compete directly with Android Auto and we still have it some doubts that this feature is fully available in Europe.

Oppo’s AI Assistant has also gotten smarter, the Schedule Assistant feature keeps track of your day’s tasks and will remind you and offer useful actions like launching the maps app to guide you to where you need to be next. The new animation engine is also used in Omoji – custom 3D avatars that can mimic all your expressions.

ColorOS also brings features that go beyond the phone. It can create a shared family space where you can safely share your photos without going through social media. There is also a shared calendar. Screen sharing will help guide people with less technical experience through any issues they may have with their phones.

There were also several internal optimizations. Oppo announces that the new system reduces RAM usage by up to 30%, background energy usage by up to 20% and increases battery life by up to 12%. The new system also optimizes internal storage usage, so read and write performance will be reduced by less than 5% over a 36-month period.

Finally, here is the list of which phones will be upgraded to ColorOS 12 and when. The Oppo Find X3 Pro and the two high-end OnePlus 9 will be the first to receive this new update as early as next month. However, it is important to note that the reference to OnePlus equipment only reflects the Chinese market, as in the rest of the world it will remain on OxygenOS (at least for the time being):

Beginning of October 2021

  • Find X3 Pro
  • Find X3 Pro Mars Exploration Edition
  • Find X3
  • OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
  • OnePlus 9 5G

November 2021

  • Find X2 Pro
  • Find X2 Pro Lamborghini Edition
  • Find X2
  • Find X2 League of Legends S10 Limited Edition
  • Reno6 Pro+ 5G
  • Reno6 Pro+ 5G Detective Conan Limited Edition
  • Reno6 Pro 5G
  • Reno6 5G

December 2021

  • Ace2
  • Ace2 EVA Limited Edition
  • Reno5 Pro+ 5G
  • Reno5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition 5G
  • Reno5 Pro 5G
  • Reno5 5G
  • Reno5K 5G
  • K9 5G
  • A95 5G
  • A93 5G

first half of 2022

  • OnePlus 9R 5G
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7
  • Reno Ace
  • Reno Ace Gundam Edition
  • Reno 10x zoom version
  • Reno Barcelona Custom Edition
  • Reno4 Pro 5G
  • Reno4 Pro 5G 2020 Summer Custom Edition
  • Reno4 Pro 5G Artist Limited Edition
  • Reno4 5G
  • Reno4 SE 5G
  • Reno3 Pro 5G
  • Reno3 Pro 5G Classic Blue Custom Edition
  • Reno3 5G
  • Reno3 vitality version
  • K9 Pro 5G
  • K7
  • K7x
  • A93s 5G
  • A92s 5G
  • A72 5G
  • A55 5G
  • A53 5G

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