OPPO A7x ColorOS 6 (Android Pie 9.0) update trial version goes live for early adopters

Wanna hear a story about the extreme fragmentations in the world of Android software updates? OPPO F9 Pro owners got August 2019 security update on top of Android Oreo based ColorOS 5.2 during the time, when the whole world is waiting for the arrival of Android 10. ?


Talking about OPPO F9/F9 Pro, the Chinese OEM did start a pilot aka trial version of ColorOS 6 update on top of Android Pie. They also published a tentative roadmap of providing the sweet taste of Pie to other phones in their portfolio.

Matter of fact, OPPO created a special cost effective variant F9/F9 Pro in China. Dubbed as OPPO A7x, the RAM and storage options are 4 GB and 128 GB respectively in this model. The company replaced the 25 MP front camera of F9 in favor of a 16 MP sensor.


They also took away the fast charging (VOOC), but the other components remain same. Which means you can find the same Helio P60 SoC, a 3,500 mAh battery and a dual rear camera (16+2 MP) setup.

Despite launching in the Q3 of 2018, the phone came with Android Oreo. The recent most A.13 update brought July security patch, which is mandatory prerequisite to participate in the ColorOS 6 trial. Yes, the company has finally kickstarted the initiative for OPPO A7x as well.


Like every other OPPO phone, the enrollment procedure is quite easy. After installing the A.13 update, OPPO A7x owners can participate in the official soak test of Pie update by navigating through Settings => Software update => Gear icon on top left => Select Trial version – as shown above.


Due to the limited amount of slots, you may need to wait for a while to secure your place as a beta tester. After successful registration, OPPO will push one (or many) trial build(s) of ColorOS 6. Your data will not be wiped, but it is advisable to perform a backup anyway.

The full changelog of the initial Android Pie based OPPO A7x software update is as follows:

· Added a new visual beauty of youth, interface white with a gradual color with rhythm rhythm, borderless aesthetics more comfortable and elegant

· Added a new smart scan to rename Breeno, integrated sweep function to Breeno space, more convenient to use
· Add Breeno to find documents, scan documents, scan business cards, take photos, and take photos
· Added Breeno knowledge, support for name painting, red wine and other types of identification
· Optimized Smart Assistant changed its name to Breeno, new vision, more reasonable layout and easier use
· Added Breeno Quick View, intelligent display of travel service card combination, providing destination weather, time, exchange rate, international Internet access, travel and other service information
· Add Breeno’s quick tour, itinerary management card, remind you of the estimated time spent at the airport and station, and help you arrange your travel time reasonably.
· Add Breeno quick tour, take the initiative to inform the attention of the itinerary, prompt the timely departure, timely boarding, timely ride, etc.
·Optimized wisdom screen changed its name to Breeno screen
· Add Breeno screen, iQiyi, vibrato, fast hand and other video applications collection, free collection of richer content
· Optimized voice assistant changed its name to Breeno voice, new upgrade, visual and interactive effects are more lightweight
· Add Breeno voice, control smart home, quickly operate smart devices, and enjoy AI new life
· Optimize Breeno voice, navigation function, voice operation in one step, navigation is more efficient
· Added Breeno advice to provide valuable Breeno recommendations based on your current life scenario
· Add Breeno space, “Power button + volume up button” can be called out, quickly start intelligent function such as screen, voice, and object recognition.

“Hyper Boost”
· Added Game Boost 2.0, integrated Frame Boost and Touch Boost to optimize game card and improve touch response speed
· Added System Boost, compatible, and multi-underlying hardware platform for global optimization
· Added APP Boost for system-level special optimization for platform-level super applications

·Add a notification bar to store, store unimportant notices, reduce interruptions
· Added sliding gestures on both sides, sliding back on both sides is more convenient, and gesture operation is easier to use
· Add DND mode scene customization, set the DND time according to different scenes

Game Space in ColorOS 6

· Optimize game space, new visual revision, avatar game console, support horizontal and vertical screen control
· Added game space status display, remaining battery playable time and network delay status prediction
·Add my game moments, store screenshots and screens in the game, and view different games independently.
·New game sound changes, a variety of voice changes, game voice experience is more interesting
· Optimize low-power mode, reduce game quality, save more power

· Add a new, modern, default wallpaper
·Add desktop drawer mode
· Add live wallpapers, more personalized options
·Add desktop icon batching

· Added remote guard function, binding family phone, guardian family safety
· Added application anti-addiction, remote view binding mobile app usage time
· Added security event notification, pay attention to the security of bound mobile phones
· Added guardian scope to view the bound phone location and set the guard range for it in real time.

· New calculator calculation process automatically displays the calculation result
·Add calendar schedule week view
·New calendar birthday, anniversary, and countdown calendar creation
·Add a sticky note to do
·New holiday alarm clock, alarm clock smart skip legal holidays

·Optimize portrait mode photo experience
· Optimize camera interaction

“Photo album”
· Optimize album interaction
·Add a shared photo gallery to share every moment
·Add new pictures, atlas collection function, one-click collection of important pictures

· Add harassment interception blacklist start number match, block phone and SMS at the beginning of specific number
·New call flash, lock screen or screen off state will flash when there is a flash

· Added application launch animation speed setting item

For further details, head over to the announcement thread in ColorOS forum. The feedback section of OPPO A7x and OPPO A3 are unified, so don’t get confused.

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