[Stable released] Oppo R15 Pro Android 10 (ColorOS 7) beta/trial update recruitment program kick-starts, first batch opens up

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

Original story (published on June 20, 2020) follows:

During the past few months, the Chinese phone maker Oppo has been seeding the Android 10-based ColorOS 7/7.1 update to its eligible devices. While a major chunk of Oppo phones has already been upgraded, the OEM, like always, has been actively communicating its plan for the leftover.

In line with that, last month the OEM specified they aim to push the ColorOS 7 beta/trial update to Oppo R15 Pro devices starting June 20, i.e. today.

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And what they said, is happening already. The beta recruitment program has kick-started for the Oppo R15 Pro devices, at least for India, Thailand, and Malaysia. The information came as an official announcement post at the community conveying the R15 Pro users can now apply for the ColorOS 7 beta update version CPH1831EX_11.F.12.

This one being the first batch, the quota is limited to 2000 slots. So if you plan to be part of the beta testing program, hurry up before the slots get filled up.

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If you own a Oppo R15 Pro device and are interested in enrolling for the Android 10 (ColorOS 7) beta program then, you can head over to Settings> Software Update> Settings> Upgrade early adopters> ColorOS 7 official version early adopters.

Fill up the asked-for information, check the early adopter’s notice and privacy policy, and then finally click “Apply Now”. For those who successfully register for this beta program, the update should hit your devices in a few days. For those interested, here’s the official changelog (translated from Chinese).

[Visuals]
• Brand new borderless design makes visuals more attractive and operation more efficient.
• Added OPPO Sans as the default font. The new font delivers a refreshing feel and fits well with OPPO’s pursuit of blending beauty and technology.

[Smart Sidebar]
• Optimised user interfaces and improved one-handed operation.
• Drag an app out of Smart Sidebar to open it in Split-screen mode.
• Added two settings: Assistive Ball Opacity and Hide Assistive Ball on Fullscreen App.
• Optimised the Floating Window feature for more apps.
• Added a bubble: A bubble is displayed when you open an app in a floating window from the Smart Sidebar. Tap the bubble to collapse and open the app.

[Screenshot]
• Optimised 3-Finger Screenshot: Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen and swipe your fingers to adjust the screenshot size. Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen and swipe your fingers outwards to capture a long screenshot.
• Added screenshot settings: You can adjust the position of the screenshot preview floating window and set the screenshot sound.
• Optimised screenshot preview floating window: After taking a screenshot, drag it up and release to share it, or drag it down and release to take a long screenshot.

[Navigation Gestures 3.0]
• New gesture: Swipe inward from both sides of the screen and then hold to switch to the previous app.
• Optimised gestures: All gestures are supported in landscape mode.

[System]
• Added Dark Mode: Protects your eyes while reducing power consumption.
• Added Focus Mode: Shields you from outside distractions when you are learning or working.
• Added all new charging animation.
• Optimised the Quick Settings user interface for easier one-handed operation.
• Swipe left or right to ignore banner notifications.
• Added a pause function for screen recording.
• Added a floating window and settings for screen recording.
• New sounds added for file deletion, calculator key touches, and compass pointer.
• Optimised system pre-loaded ringtones.
• Added TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.
• Colour Accessibility Mode added to improve the user experience for visually impaired users.
• New management function for recent tasks: You can view memory information about recent tasks and lock apps.

[Games]
• Optimised visual interaction for Game Space.
• Optimised the startup animation for Game Space.

[Home Screen]
• More live wallpapers.
• Added Art+ static wallpapers.
• Customise whether to open Global Search or the notification drawer when swiping down on the Home screen.
• Customise the size, shape, and style of app icons on the Home screen.
• Swipe up on the Lock screen to switch unlock methods.
• Optimised the graphic design of password unlocks to facilitate one-handed operations.
• Supported live wallpapers on the Lock screen.
• More screen-off clock styles.
• Added a simple Home screen mode, featuring larger fonts and icons and a clearer layout.

[Security]
• Connect your phone to Wi-Fi networks using a random MAC address to avoid targeted ads and protect your privacy.

[Tools]
• In Quick Settings or Smart Sidebar, you can open Calculator in a floating
• Added the trim feature in Recordings.
• Added the Weather (dynamic) ringtone, which automatically adapts to the current weather.
• Added weather-adaptive animations in Weather.

[Camera]
• Optimised the Camera UI for better user experience.
• Optimised the Timer UI and sound.

[Photos]
• Optimised the Album UI for a clear hierarchy and quick lookup of photos.
• Added Album Recommendations that recognises more than 80 different scenes.

[Communications]
• OPPO Share now supports sharing files with vivo and Xiaomi devices.
• Optimised the Contacts UI for a more efficient experience.

[Settings]
• Search Settings now supports fuzzy match and contains a search history.

[Applications]
• Soloop Video Editor: Create your video with one tap.
• Added DocVault, an app for easy management and use of your digital ID cards (available only on phones sold in India).
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Happy beta testing!

Update 1 (July 29)

Oppo has finally released the ColorOS 7 stable update based on Android 10 for the Oppo R15 Pro. It is being rolled out via OTA in India, Thailand, and Malaysia. However, the company has set a quota for ten thousand users only. See the full story here.

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