[Updated] OPPO A11x & OPPO A11 Android 10 (ColorOS 7) beta update early adopters recruitment begins

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Original story (published on May 26) follows:

OPPO is one of the leading smartphone vendors in the world. According to the latest Counterpoint Research stats, the Chinese vendor sits fifth on the list of leading smartphone shipments in Q1 2020.

The company managed to ship over 22 million units across the globe, only bettered by Xiaomi, Apple, Huawei and, of course, Samsung. With only a fraction of these devices on Android 10, OPPO is one reason the new OS has only reached a mere 8.2% of devices to date.

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Android distribution May 2020

On the brighter side, things seem to be getting better. Several OPPO handsets have picked up the stable ColorOS 7 update based on Android 10. A whole bunch of others has been upgraded to the beta version of the OS for testing purposes.

As per the latest developments, the latter camp is getting new members in the OPPO A11 and OPPO A11x. The company is recruiting owners of the duo to try the ColorOS 7 beta ahead of the stable release.

The OPPO A11x and OPPO A11 Android 10 beta update comes after the same version arrived on the OPPO A5 2020 and A9 2020 a few days ago. As you’d expect, the initial release is limited to China on models PCHM30 and PCHM10.

OPPO-A11

Only 20,000 slots are available for this particular recruitment exercise and you’ll need version A.49 pre-installed on your A11 or A11x in order to get into this beta program.

To get in, go to the device Settings > Software Updates and in the top right corner, tap on the Settings button. You should see the option to upgrade to ColorOS 7. Once you fill in the required information, you’ll get the OTA update in three days’ time.

The OPPO A11x and OPPO A11 Android 10 beta update will tag along the following changes:

“Visual”

New borderless design new upgrade, more visual shock, more efficient operation, more natural experience

New OPPO Sans default font, overall simplicity and elegance, rich in scientific and technological beauty

「Breeno」

New Breeno instructions let you complete daily tasks faster in fewer steps, and create personalized shortcut instructions

New Breeno voice, photo search function, can be based on photo time, location, people, etc.

New Breeno voice, camera wake-up, voice-switchable camera mode

New Breeno voice, turn on turn off dark mode, query steps, turn on Breeno screen and other voice commands

New Breeno suggests that low-power alerts, when low-power automatic detection of nearby charging treasure merchants

New Breeno sleep mode, dark mode at night, and turn on Do Not Disturb

New Breeno screen, meeting schedule information recognition, can be added with one click of the agenda

Optimize Breeno sweep, independent sweep with objects, easy to evoke

New Breeno driving to quickly turn on phones, music, WeChat and a recently used app

New Breeno Express, News and Information Module

Smart Sidebar

Optimize visual interaction to enhance the one-handed experience

Optimize the smart sidebar, replace the file desk with file management, and remove Breeno voice, ultra-clear vision, notice do not disturb three shortcut tools

New note shortcut tool

New support drag and drop app for fast split-screen

New “Buoy Transparency” and “Buoy Full Screen Hide” settings

Optimize the floating window mode suitable range, more applications support floating window opening

New floating window bubble function, support for quick expansion/folding floating window

“Screenshot”

Optimize three-finger screenshots, you can select the screen-blocking area by three-finger press and swipe, and press and slide out of the screen to quickly hold a screen

New screenshot settings to adjust preview window position, setting chime, etc.

Optimize screenshot preview float, drop-down to share, pull-up float window for long screen castoff

“Navigation Gestures 3.0”

New Slide in in from both sides of the screen and stay to switch to the previous app

Optimize all gestures to support cross-screen scenes

“System”

New flashback key, support navigation, taxi, game important information desktop display, one-click quick return to the app

New dark color mode, power saving and eye protection

New focus mode to help block outside distractions while working or studying

New charging animation style

Optimize control center interaction, one-handed operation experience is more friendly

New screen recording pause function

New screen recording float and recording settings

New 360 clean-up engine

New global theme, theme addmore playability

New Global Delete Sound Effects, Calculator Key tones, Compass Pointing to Sound Feedback

Optimised built-in ringtone resources

New barrier-free TalkBack suspension tips

New barrier-free color mode to enhance the experience of visually impaired users

New recent task management page with recent task display memory information switch and app lock management

“Game”

Optimize the visual interaction of the game space

Optimise Game Space Launch Animation

Optimize game assistant interaction and outbound mode, new gamepad connection entrance

“Desktop”

New interactive live wallpaper

New Art-and-Still Wallpaper

New desktop slide settings to customize open global search or notification hub

New desktop icon customization, you can customize the size, shape, style of the icon

Optimize the unlock process, cross-scratch to switch unlock mode

Optimize password unlock vision, one-handed unlock more convenient

New lock screen support live wallpaper

Optimize the breath-screen clock style, more personality choices

New desktop simple mode, larger font icon, more concise and clear

“Safety”

New password this feature, automatic ally password, one-click login

New Remote Guardian app usage time, you can see the binding phone nearly 7 days of use of the app

New Remote Guard deactivation window, you can set the disabled period of the bound phone

New Remote Guardian app set time limit, you can set the binding phone app use time, limit some game match

New Remote Guardian One-click navigation, one-click navigation to the location of the bound phone

New SOS Emergency Contact Smart Customer Service for Help, When the emergency contact does not answer the phone, intelligent customer service will help continue to call the emergency contact phone

New random MAC address connection WiFi, block targeted advertising, protect privacy, information security

New sensitive permissions when using the status bar icon prompt, you can view the specific call of the application details, to prevent personal privacy disclosure

New permission usage record to view the history of app call permissions

“Tools”

New note palace style

New note background setting, available in 6 colors and 4 skin backgrounds

New note time reminder function, you can set memo reminder point in time

New note removal retrieval feature, deleted notes will be retained in the recently deleted folder for 30 days

New calculator window mode, support for quick start-up through control center and smart sidebar

New recording crop function, can be cut for existing recordings, to obtain important clips

New calendar supports custom scheduling recurrence

New alarm dynamic weather ringtones, match different ringtones depending on the day’s weather

New weather animation effect, according to different weather to show different dynamics

New file management addopPO cloud disk portal, access to OPPO cloud content

“Camera”

Optimize camera interaction to enhance the operating experience

Optimize photo countdown interaction with cue

“Album”

Optimize album atlas interaction, clearer level, more convenient to find pictures

New album recommendations to support more than 80 types of scene recognition

“Communications”

New OPPO intertransmission support and vivo, Xiaomi equipment mutual transmission

Optimize phone-based vision for a more concise and efficient experience

New strange number call quick settings page, one-click new contact, add tags or blacklist

“Settings”

New deactivation period, custom deactivation time period, effective management of mobile phone usage time

New app setting sittime, you can set the app use time, limit some game match, prevent app and game addiction

Optimize setting up search function to support fuzzy search and search record presentation

“Application”

New Soloop ready-to-record, more understanding of your video intelligent authoring tools

New health, monitoring of sports health data, providing health services
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Update 1 (June 11)

The stable update to ColorOS 7 for the Oppo A11 and A11x is now live. Head here for more details.

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