[Dark mode arrives] ColorOS 7 to feature floating apps and smart sidebar while Realme X to receive dark mode soon

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

You know no other mobile platform can match the level of customisation Android offers. For the same reason, OEMs can transform their user interfaces to the way they like. And, users can override many presets as well.

There are hundreds of Android device manufacturers in the market. For standing out from the rest, some of them equip their phones with custom overlays (Xiaomi’s MIUI, OnePlus’s OxygenOS, Huawei’s EMUI, Oppo’s ColorOS).

EMUI 10
EMUI

Both Oppo and Realme use ColorOS on their handsets. Although the latter had plans to release their own interface, the company head recently put an end to the discussion by saying they would only be having an exclusive stock-like ColorOS 7.

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Realme 2 running on ColorOS

The Oppo-spinoff has been seeking opinions from the users to know what they expect from the upcoming major update. They responded to these feedbacks multiple times already. And yet again, the brand has published a post on the official website based on the suggestions from the customers.

On the “realme X when to update” problem
realme Q already has a dark mode, then realme X will have it?
About “realme X2 flashlight brightness is too low”
Suggestions about “App reminder notification sound and phone ringtone sound separate”
Suggestions on “Recording resolution wants to support 1080p HD recording”
Suggestions on “Increase the limit power saving mode, that is, enter the black and white desktop and minimize the power consumption, and disable most applications except phone calls and text messages”
Suggestions about “Add setting options: Turn off the drop-down search function”
Suggestions on “Replacing the breathing lamp with a flashing light, that is, the flashing light when there is a notification”
Suggestions on “Increase Vientiane Screen”
Suggestions on “App background card to increase the lockdown”
Suggestions on the “Monitor Screen Display Schedule”
Suggestions on “Adding WeChat Video Call Front Beauty”
Suggestions on “Cancel blue notification when personal hotspot is open”
Suggestions on “Adding Custom Folders in File Management”
Suggestions about “When shutting down, you need to enter a password to shut down”
Suggestions on “Recommended to add a fingerprint management function that can manage which fingerprints are used to unlock and which ones can be paid”
Suggestions on “SIM card desktop icon desktop removed or hidden”
Suggestions on “I hope you can set the drawer mode background, customize the background”
Questions about “realme X2 Pro gestures are not handy, not sensitive”
On the issue of “realme X2 Pro night scene mode is smeared”
Suggestions on “realme X2 Pro dark mode add shortcut switch”
Suggestions on “App Support for Digital Corners”
Suggestions on “Adding a sweeping screen to clear the corners/one-click cleaning corners”
Regarding the “realme X2 touch vibration intensity is weak, can increase the vibration intensity adjustment”
Question about “NFC supports bank card binding and payment function online time”
(Source)

As you can see, the company is going to bring dark mode to Realme X. Also, we spotted a separate thread about this on the official forum. They have already delivered the feature to Realme C2, Realme 3 Pro& 5 Pro, Realme 1& U1 in the last few days.

In case you are naive, Oppo released Android 10 with ColorOS 6 on top for Reno users as a beta build. Yeah, it’s not ColorOS 7 (don’t forget the build is still in the testing phase)! An official published an elaborate post about the new features coming to the platform on the forum.

coloros 7 features
Source

He made it clear that the images were taken from a device running on ColorOS 6.7 (test build) on top of Android 10. The interesting attributes include floating apps, smart side bar, and a few others. Most probably, we can see them live in action by the time ColorOS 7 goes public.

Update (October 30)

As promised, system-wide dark mode is now available for Realme X after installing the latest software update. The OTA is currently rolling out in China as well as in India.

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