[Updated] Oppo F9 & F9 Pro Pie-based March update hits devices while users await Android 10, reportedly brings VoWiFi (WiFi calling) & Soloop

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on April 20) follows:

Android 10 has been around for the past several months and at this point, most eligible devices have already been updated. Most of the devices that haven’t been updated are slated to receive the update sometime within this second quarter of 2020.

OPPO has been pretty steadfast in pushing out updated to many of its devices. These updates include regular monthly security patch updates and even Android system upgrades.

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OPPO F9 Pro

OPPO F9 and the Oppo F9 Pro are some of the more popular Oppo devices in the recent past. These devices launched back in August of 2018, running on Android 8 Oreo. Since then, both devices have been pretty regularly updated. Most recently, the devices received the February 2020 Android security patch update (CPH1881EX_11C.18). More on that here.

At the time of writing, the Oppo F9 and F9 Pro both run on Android 9 Pie, having been updated back in June 2019. The two devices are also in line for an update to Android 10.

Even as these device owners await an update to Android 10, Oppo is rolling out an update to both the Oppo F9 and F9 Pro. Sadly, this is not the eagerly awaited Android 10 update.

OPPO F9 March 2020 patch
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This update, which bears software version number CPH1881EX_11C.19, brings to the Oppo F9 and F9 Pro a bunch of system enhancements apart from the bump in Android security patch level to March 2020. Some of these changes are outlined in the following changelog.

Changelog:
Security

·Added the March 2020 Android security patch to enhance system security

System

·Optimized System performance and stability

·Newly Add Face Beautification Feature For Video of WeChat

Game

·Fix Issue for Game Space Without Competition Mode

Other reports have it that this update also brings with it, support for WiFi Calling, often known as VoWiFi. Also included in this update, but not mentioned in the changelog, according to the said reports, is Soloop video editor.

To recall, we recently say Android 10 update to these devices postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic. More on that here. Had all factors stayed constant, the F9 and F9 Pro were slated to receive the Android 10 update sometime in April 2020. That is according to the company’s Android 10 roadmap.

NOTE: We have these and many more Oppo stories in our dedicated Oppo section. Check it out for the very latest on all things Oppo.

Update 1 (April 24)

The update does bring VoWifi, as has been confirmed by a forum moderator:

The Security Patch C.19 have feature of VOWIFI and it is releasing and day by day users are getting it so pls wait you will also get it.

Update 2 (April 25)

The beta update to ColorOS 7 for the Oppo F9 series will begin on April 30. Head here for more details.

Update 3 (April 30)

The beta update to ColorOS 7 for the Oppo F9 and the F9 Pro has finally been released. Head here for more coverage.

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