[Stable update live] OPPO Reno Z ColorOS 7 (Android 10) update likely to be released on February 26

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

Original story (published on February 25, 2020) follows:

Chinese company OPPO recently served the OPPO Find X, OPPO R17, and OPPO R17 Pro with new ColorOS 7 beta updates based on Android 10 in India, Indonesia, Australia, and Thailand.

This was expected following the global ColorOS 7 roadmap the company published last year – a roadmap that also placed the Reno Z ColorOS 7 update in Q1 2020, but with no specific date.

Not long ago, OPPO revised this roadmap due to the coronavirus situation in China, revealing that the Reno Z will receive its Android 10 beta update on February 26.

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OPPO ColorOS 7 update timeline

Ahead of the expected Reno Z ColorOS 7 update rollout, OPPO is pushing a preparatory ColorOS 6 update version A.18 and wants owners of the device looking forward to the new OS to install the incoming update right away.

Reno Z users! Update to #ColorOS 6 version A.18 now! We promise you won’t be disappointed for what’s coming tomorrow.

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(Source)

Going by the two flags included in the message, the update may be headed to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. We will let you know just in case more countries are included in the initial rollout.

OPPO has recently revealed the Reno Z successors, that is, the Reno2 Z series, will be upgraded to ColorOS 7 beta based on Android 10 in March, although at the very end.

Update 1 (February 26, 2020)

Indeed, OPPO has opened the limited beta registration for Reno Z owners who wish to try Android 10 with a fresh paint of ColorOS 7 on top ahead of others. Of course, this is for the Chinese variant and so far, only 2,000 slots are available.

The usual application process still stands, that is, go to Settings > Software update > Tap the icon in the top right corner > Trial Version > Agree to the terms > Apply Now. Your Reno Z must be on version A.24 in order to get into the program.

If selected, you will get a notification to download the new update within three days. OPPO says another batch will be allowed into the program at some point, so don’t freak out if you miss out on this one.

When the ColorOS 7 beta update arrives, it will bring the following changes to the Reno Z:

Visual

  • New borderless design upgrades, more stunning visuals, more efficient operations, and a more natural experience
  • Added OPPO Sans default font, overall simple and elegant, full of technological beauty

Breeno

  • Added Breeno instructions, allowing you to complete daily tasks faster with fewer steps, and create personalized shortcut instructions
  • Added Breeno voice and photo search function, can perform voice search according to photo time, place, person, etc.
  • Added Breeno voice, camera wake-up, and can switch camera mode by voice
  • Added Breeno voice, open and close dark mode, query step count, open Breeno screen and other voice commands
  • Added Breeno suggestion, low battery reminder, automatic detection of nearby power bank merchants when low battery
  • Added Breeno sleep mode, enter dark mode at night, and turn on DND
  • Added Breeno screen, meeting schedule information identification, you can add a schedule with one click
  • Optimized Breeno scan, independent scanning and identification, easy to evoke
  • Added Breeno driving, which can quickly open the phone, music, WeChat and a recently used application
  • Added Breeno quick tour, news information module

Smart Sidebar

  • Optimize visual interaction and enhance one-handed operating experience
  • Optimize the smart sidebar, replace the file table with file management, and remove the Breeno voice, ultra-clear visual effects, and notification not to disturb three shortcut tools
  • Add notes shortcut tool
  • Added support for drag and drop applications to achieve fast split screen
  • Added “buoy transparency” and “buoy full screen hidden” settings
  • Optimize the floating window mode adaptation range, more applications support floating window opening
  • Added floating window bubble function to support fast expansion/collapse of floating window

Screenshot

  • Optimized three-finger screen capture, you can press and slide with three fingers to select the screen capture area; long press and slide down to drag the screen to quickly take a screenshot
  • Added screenshot settings, which can adjust the position of the preview floating window, set the prompt sound, etc.
  • Optimize screenshots to preview floating windows, pull down to share, and pull up floating windows for long screenshots

Navigation Gesture 3.0

  • Added swipe in from the sides of the screen and pause to switch to the previous app
  • Optimize all gestures to support landscape scenes

System

  • Added flashback button, support desktop display of important information of navigation, taxi, game
  • Added dark mode, saving power and protecting eyes
  • Added focus mode to help block outside interruptions while working or studying
  • Added new charging animation style
  • Optimize the control center interaction, making the one-handed operation experience more friendly
  • Added screen recording pause function
  • Added screen recording floating window and recording settings
  • Added 360 cleaning engine
  • New global themes, themes add more playability
  • Added global delete sound effects, calculator key sounds, compass pointing sound feedback
  • Optimize built-in ringtone resources
  • Added accessibility TalkBack hover tips
  • Added accessibility color mode to improve the user experience of visually impaired users
  • Added the latest task management page, including the latest task display memory information switch and application lock management

Game

  • Optimize visual interaction in-game space
  • Optimize the game space to start the animation
  • Optimize game assistant interaction and callout methods, add gamepad connection entrance

Desktop

  • Added new interactive live wallpaper
  • Added Art + Static Wallpaper
  • Added desktop sliding settings, which can be customized to open the global search or notification center
  • Add desktop icon customization, you can customize icon size, shape, style
  • Optimize the unlocking process, you can switch the unlocking mode by swiping up
  • Optimize password unlocking vision, more convenient for one-handed unlocking
  • Added lock screen support for live wallpapers
  • Optimize the screen clock style, more personality choices
  • Added desktop simple mode, larger font icon, more concise and clear

Safety

  • Add password function, auto-fill password, realize one-click login
  • Added the remote guard application usage time, you can view the use of the mobile phone in the past 7 days
  • Added remote guard deactivation period, you can set the deactivation period of the bound mobile phone
  • Added a time limit for the remote guard application. You can set the duration of the mobile phone application to limit the number of games.
  • Add remote guard one-click navigation, one-click navigation to the location of the bound mobile phone
  • Added SOS emergency contact smart customer service for help. When the emergency contact does not answer the call, the intelligent customer service will help continue to call the emergency contact
  • Add a random MAC address to connect to WiFi, block targeted advertising, protect privacy, and make information more secure
  • Added status bar icon prompts when using sensitive permissions, you can view the details of the specific invoked application to prevent personal privacy from leaking
  • Added permission usage records, you can view the history of application call permissions

Tool

  • Add note grid pattern
  • Added note background setting, providing 6 colors and 4 skin backgrounds
  • Added note time reminder function, can set reminder time for reminder
  • Added the function of deleting and retrieving notes, deleted notes will be kept in the recently deleted folder for 30 days
  • Added calculator small window mode, support quick start through control center and smart sidebar
  • Add recording trimming function, which can trim existing recordings and get important clips
  • Added calendar support to customize the recurrence period of the schedule
  • Add alarm clock dynamic weather ringtone to match different ringtones according to the weather of the day
  • Added weather animation effects, showing different motion effects according to different weather
  • New file management, add OPPO cloud disk entry, access OPPO cloud content

Camera

  • Optimize camera interaction and improve operation experience
  • Optimize camera countdown interaction and prompt sound

Album

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

Communication

  • Added OPPO mutual transmission support to communicate with vivo and Xiaomi devices
  • Optimize phonebook vision, bring more concise and efficient experience
  • Add new phone number shortcut settings page, one-click to create new contacts, add tags or blacklist

Settings

  • Add new inactive periods, customize inactive periods, and effectively manage phone usage time
  • Added time limit for new applications, you can set the duration of application use, limit the number of games in some games, and prevent applications and games
  • Optimized search function, support fuzzy search and search record display

Application

  • Added Soloop Instant Recording to better understand your video intelligent creation tools
  • Add health, monitor sports health data, and provide health services

Source

Update 2 (March 31, 2020)

The second batch for the Reno Z is now live.

Update 3 (April 20, 2020)

The stable ColorOS 7 update is now live for the Oppo Reno Z. Head here for more details.

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