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Original story (published on November 20, 2019) follows:

OPPO today took the wraps off its latest iteration of the popular ColorOS skin in China. Besides bringing a flurry of new features, the new ColorOS 7 skin also brings the latest Android 10 OS not only to OPPO phones but also to those of its subsidiary Realme.

Even though the new ColorOS 7 has been announced, it doesn’t mean it is available to download and install right away. As usual, the software will have to undergo some lengthy testing before the public gets a taste of the new stuff and will be rolled out in the order below.

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Official ColorOS 7 (Android 10) roadmap (Source)

Normally, this testing is done in batches and to begin us are three devices in the Reno series – the standard Reno, the Reno Ace, and the Reno 10x Zoom. Other than the standard Reno, the other two are top-tier devices powered by the premium Snapdragon 855 chipset.

According to the official announcement post, the beta registration will go on until November 25, which is when they expect to push the first ColorOS 7 build to the three Reno devices.

One of the requirements to get into the ColorOS 7 beta program is to have the most recent stable update installed on your Reno device. For those on the standard model, we are looking at versions PCAM00_11_A.18, PCAM00_11_A.19, or PCAM00_11_A.20.

If you are on the Reno Ace, make sure the current firmware is version number PCLM10_11.A.05 or PCLM10_11.A.06 while those on the Reno 10x Zoom require base software version PCCM00_11.A.43 or PCCT00_11.A.43 to get Android 10 beta.

Once the above is guaranteed, you can now proceed with submitting your interest to try the Reno ColorOS 7 beta on your device.

ColorOS-7

To do this, go to Settings > Software Update and tap on the settings button in the top right corner. Proceed by tapping upgrade to try it out and then ColorOS 7 to try it out. Fill in the necessary info, check the tips and privacy policy, and hit ‘Apply now’ to complete the application process.

If the application is accepted, you will receive a ColorOS 7 update based on Android 10 beginning November 25. Below is the changelog that is attached to this update (translated from Chinese).

Vision
• Newly upgraded borderless design, more visually stunning, more efficient operation, more natural experience
• Added OPPO Sans default font, simple and elegant overall, rich in technology and beauty

Breeno
• Added Breeno command for you to use Fewer steps to complete daily tasks faster, and create personalized shortcuts
• Add Breeno voice, photo search function, voice search based on photo time, location, people, etc.
• Add Breeno voice, camera wake up, Voice switching camera mode
• Added Breeno voice, turn off the dark mode, query the number of steps, open the Breeno screen and other voice commands
• Add Breeno suggestions, wake up reminder, today’s schedule and wear recommendations, etc.
• Add Breeno suggestion, bus Information card, real-time reminder of bus information
• Added Breeno suggestion, low battery reminder, automatic detection of nearby charging treasures when low battery
• Added Breeno sleep mode, enters dark mode at night, and turns on DND
• Added Breeno screen, agenda identification information may be a key to add a schedule
• Optimization Breeno sweep the independent scan code and identification thereof Easy to arouse
• New Breeno driving, you can quickly open the phone, music, and a micro-channel recently used applications
• New Breeno Glance, news modules

Intelligent sidebar
• Optimize visual interaction, enhance the single-handed operation experience
• Optimization Smart sidebar, replace the file desk with file management, and remove the Breeno voice, super clear visual effects, notice do not disturb three shortcuts
• Add sticky notes shortcuts
• Add support drag and drop applications to achieve fast split screen
• Added “Bulb Transparency” and “Bulb Full Screen Hidden” settings
• Optimized floating window mode adaptation range, more applications support floating window opening
• Added floating window bubble function, support for quick expansion/folding of floating window

Screenshot
• Optimize the three-finger screen capture, three-finger long press and slide to select the screen capture area; long press and slide down the screen to quickly take a long screen
• Add screenshot settings, adjust the preview floating window position, set the prompt tone, etc.
• Optimize the screenshot preview floating window , pull down to share, pull up the floating window for long screen

Navigation Gesture 3.0
• Added to slide in from the sides of the screen and stay to switch to the previous application
• Optimize all gestures to support the horizontal screen scene

System
• Add dark mode, save Power and eye protection
• Added focus mode to help shield outsiders during work or study
• Added new charging animation style
• Optimized control center interaction, friendly one-handed operation experience
• Added banner notifications to slide left and right to ignore
• New Increase screen recording pause function
• Added screen recording floating window and recording settings
• Added 360 cleaning engine
• Added global delete sound, calculator button sound, finger South pin points to sound feedback
• Optimize built-in ringtone resources
• Added accessible TalkBack hover tips
• Added accessibility color mode to enhance visually impaired user experience
• Added recent task management page with recent task display memory information switch and app lock Manage

Games
• Optimize game space visual interactions
• Optimize game space startup animations

Desktop
• Added new interactive live wallpapers
• Added Art+ still wallpapers
• Added desktop slide settings, customizable to open global search or notification center
• Add desktop icon customization, customizable icon size, shape, Style
• Optimize the unlock process, switch the unlock mode
• Optimize the password to unlock the vision, make it easier to unlock with one hand
• Add lock screen to support live wallpapers
• Optimize the screen clock style, more personality choices
• Add desktop easy mode, more Large font icon, more concise and clear

Safe
• Added password function, automatically fill password, realize one-click login
• Add remote daemon application usage time, you can view the application status of the bound mobile phone for 7 days
• Add remote guard. The timeout period can be set, and the time limit for binding the mobile phone can be set.
• The new remote guard application setting time limit can be set, the binding mobile phone application usage time can be set, and the number of game games can be limited.
• New remote guard one-button navigation is added, and one-click navigation is performed. Bind the location of the mobile phone
• Add SOS emergency contact intelligent customer service for help, when the emergency contact does not answer the call, the intelligent customer service will Help continue to call emergency contacts.
• Add random MAC address to connect to WiFi, block targeted advertising, protect privacy, and make information more secure.
• Add status bar icon prompt when using sensitive permissions to view specific application details to prevent personal privacy disclosure.
• Added permission usage record to view the history of the application call permission

Tools
• Added note box mode 
• Added note background setting, available in 6 colors and 4 skin backgrounds

• Added note time reminder function, which can set reminder time points for memo items.
• Added note deletion and retrieval function. The deleted notes will remain in the recently deleted folder for 30 days.
• Added calculator window mode. Supports quick start via control center and smart sidebar.
• Added recording and cropping function to cut existing recordings and get important clips.
• Add calendar to support custom setting schedule repeat cycle
• Add alarm clock dynamic weather ringtone According to the weather matching different ringtones on the day
• Add weather animation effects, display different effects according to different weathers
• Add file management to add OPPO cloud disk portal to access OPPO cloud content

Camera
• Optimize camera interaction and enhance operation experience
• Optimize the photo countdown interaction and prompt

Album
• Optimize the album atlas interaction, the level is clearer, and the picture is more convenient.
• Added album recommendation, supports more than 80 types of scene recognition

Communication
• Added OPPO mutual support and vivo , millet equipment mutual transfer
• Optimized visual phone book, bringing more concise and efficient experience
• New strange number calls quick Setup page A key new contacts, add tags or blacklist

Settings
• New disabled periods, custom stop time period, the effective management of mobile phone usage time duration
• New applications set limit can be set using the application, restricting part of the game for the number of games, to prevent application and game addiction

• Optimize the search function, support fuzzy search and search records to display

Applications
• Add Soloop to record, better understand your video intelligent authoring tool
• Add health, monitor exercise health data, and provide health services
Source 1, 2, 3

Update (February 17, 2020)

In addition to the initial batch, OPPO is now taking 20,000 more Reno users into the ColorOS 7 (Android 10) beta program back in China. The recruitment started a few days ago, so be sure to hurry up. You must be coming from version A.22 or A.23 in order to grab the latest update on your Reno.

To get the new update, go to Settings > Software update > Tap the icon in the top right corner > Trial Version > Agree to the terms > Apply Now. When done, check the System Update menu and tap Download Now to grab the ColorOS 7 firmware.

Update 2 (March 11, 2020)

If you own the OPPO Reno and happen to reside in any of India, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia or Cambodia, you can now try the upcoming ColorOS 7 beta update based on Android 10 ahead of the stable rollout.

Only 5,000 slots are available, so be sure to take your chances as soon as you see this.

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