[Updated] Oppo F9/F9 Pro & Oppo F7 ColorOS 6 (Android Pie 9.0) updates are in the works
This story is being continuously updated….new updates are being added at the bottom…..
Oppo’s independent subsidiary Realme is vigorously pushing Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 to their older devices. Realme 2 Pro and Realme 1 got to taste the long-awaited Android OS dessert just recently, and other phones like Realme U1, C1 and 2 are beta testing the same.
Coming to the parent company, back in March Oppo revealed ColorOS 6 schedule for their phones.
The OEM planned to push ColorOS 6 to Oppo R15 & R15 Dream Mirror Edition back in April, followed by Find X, R17 & R17 Pro in August. The same is expected to land on OPPO R11, R11 Plus, R11s, R11s Plus, A7x & OPPO A3 sometime in September.
The list initially did not include Oppo F9/F9 Pro and Oppo F7 devices. However, the company itself confirmed these phones will also get to taste Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.
While the company listed a good number of ColorOS 6 compatible phones, and even shared the roadmap stating when will which phone be updated, sadly, ColorOS 6 hasn’t been pushed to any of the phones yet. And users are waiting eagerly.
Among the listed phones, Oppo F9/F9 Pro recently received the May security patch (images below). And just when the update landed, devices users began inquiring why hasn’t ColorOs6/Android Pie been pushed on the units yet.
For a quick refresher, Oppo F9 (aka F9 Pro in India) is Oppo’s 2018 mid-range device powered by Mediatek Helio P60 SoC. F9/F9 Pro came with Android 8.1 (Oreo), layered with the company’s customized skin ColorOS 5.2. It is also the OEMs first device that embraces a tear-drop notch design.
Reverting back to user queries regarding ColorOS 6 on Oppo F9/F9 Pro, Oppo (via Twitter) recently informed an inquirer their team is working on ColorOS 6 for the device.
Apart from F9 they said something similar regarding ColorOS on F7. Oppo F7, as you may know, is also the company’s last year’s mid-ranger that is fueled by Helio P60 chipset. The device shipped with Android 8.1 (Oreo) and ColorOS 5. Unlike F9/F9 Pro, Oppo F7 features a traditional notch design.
Regarding ColorOS 6 on Oppo F7, Oppo customer care says:
All in all, ColorOS 6 updates for both Oppo F9/F9 Pro and F7 are being worked on. Here’s hoping the OEM completes the work on the updates and starts rolling out soon. Rest assured, we’ll let you know as and when that occurs. So keep a tab of this space.
Update 1 (June 24)
ColorOS 6 (Android Pie) beta is now available for Oppo F9/F9 Pro devices. Complete story here.
Update 2 (July 12)
Oppo customer care has recently shared the first batch of ColorOS 6/Android Pie beta testing on Oppo F9 Pro has been completed successfully, and they’ll soon start with the second one.
Update 3 (July 23)
OPPO India has started a trial aka soak test of Android Pie based ColorOS 6 update for OPPO F7. After applying, the OTA should hit the phone in 1-2 week(s). Details here.
We have released ColorOS 6+Pie Trial version for OPPO F9 Pro. Its first batch is completed. However, we’ll come up with the second batch soon. Stay tuned.
Update 4 (August 01)
The second batch of ColorOS 6/Android Pie beta testing on Oppo F9/F9 Pro is now live. Details here.
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