[Update: Sept. 16] OPPO ColorOS 11 update (Android 11): List of eligible devices & release date
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on April 17) follows:
In this article, we take a look at the devices that OPPO is likely to upgrade to Android 11 operating system when the time comes – an OS that is expected to include a ColorOS 8 update as well.
Note that OPPO hasn’t said anything official about ColorOS 8 update or Android 11, so expect changes to the info that is about to follow in the event that an official roadmap and timeline show up at some point.
ColorOS 8 update release date
OPPO had one device in the 2019 Android Q developer preview program – the Reno. With this year’s Android R developer preview program expected to accommodate more devices, OPPO is likely to include one or two more devices in the program.
Matter of fact, the OPPO Find X2 and Find X2 Pro are already invited to join a ColorOS beta program in China meant to bring new features to the duo ahead of the rest. The recruitment process ends on May 15, which is around the same time we expect Google to make Android 11 public beta available.
Considering the Reno had access to Android Q developer preview since May 2019, picked up ColorOS 7 beta based on Android 10 in November 2019 and went on to receive the stable update in April 2020, it says a lot about when to expect the OPPO Android 11 update to arrive.
If anything, we are looking at yet another Q4 2020 release date for ColorOS 8 update in beta and possibly Q1 2021 for the stable rollout. Again, this is just a hunch from this side of the table, meaning anything could change along the way. We’ll update this story just in case.
List of eligible devices [Expected]
A handful of the many ColorOS 7-eligible devices launched with Android Oreo pre-installed, meaning Android 10 will be their second major OS upgrade. This tells us that OPPO also pushes two OS updates to some of its devices after all.
How the company decides which devices receive this many OS updates is unclear. But even so, below is a list of OPPO devices we think will be upgraded to ColorOS 8 update based on Android 11 when the time comes, probably in 2021.
Update 1 (June 11)
The early adopters update to Android 11 beta 1 for the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro will be beginning soon. Head here for more coverage.
Update 2 (June 22)
The beta update to Android 11 for the Oppo Find X2 series is now live. Head here for more details.
Update 3 (September 03)
IST: 02:42 pm: Oppo F17 series, i.e. the F17 and F17 Pro are the newly released devices that come with Android 10 layered with ColorOS 7.2 out-of-the-box. The devices are eligible for Android 11 as their first major OS update.
Update 4 (September 04)
IST: 06:10 pm: Oppo has announced that it will kick-start its recruitment for beta testers for the Android 11 update on the Oppo Find X2, Find X2 Pro, Reno3, and Reno3 Pro outside of China on September 7. See more details here.
Update 5 (September 05)
IST: 05:20 pm: Oppo has announced that it is now recruiting individuals who want to participate in the Android 11 (ColorOS 8) closed beta program for the Oppo Reno4 Pro in China. Head here for more details.
Update 6 (September 7)
IST: 11:28 am: The Android 11 beta recruitment program has been temporarily suspended for the Find X2 and Ace2 series in China due to some issues with the OTA recruitment channel server. The recruitment is said to re-open today, i.e. Sept. 07 around 6:00 pm CST.
Update 7 (September 9)
IST: 10:09 am: Google has finally announced the release of Android 11 today. Unlike earlier, the update will be released for select devices from Oppo and a few other OEMs alongside Google’s own Pixel smartphones. We will update the tracker once Android 11 begins rolling out for eligible Oppo phones.
IST: 10:46 am: Oppo has announced that it will be releasing its upcoming ColorOS skin based on Android 11 on September 14. The company has also chosen to name its skin ColorOS 11 rather than ColorOS 8 which would have been a bump up from ColorOS 7.2.
Update 8 (September 11)
IST: 12:05 pm:The Android 11 beta recruitment program for the Reno4 Pro kickstarted last week. Going by the latest developments, the second phase of recruitments is currently on. The list of selected users will be out on September 14, three days after which, i.e. on September 17, the beta update will hit the selected devices.
IST: 06:50 pm: Glimpse of ColorOS 11 (or Android 11) beta running on Find X2/X2 Pro along with a comparison with ColorOS 7.2 has surfaced in videos. Head here for the complete coverage.
Update 9 (September 14)
IST: 04:06 pm: Oppo has officially unveiled the ColorOS 11 skin based on Android 11 globally and it has also shared a timeline for the rollout of the new skin to its devices. As expected the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro will be the first to get it.
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Oppo will push the new skin to a total of 28 smartphones from its portfolio. Furthermore, ColorOS 11 will bring a host of new features. We’ve listed some of the major ones below:
– Google assistant & google lens integrated in ColorOS 11
– Nearby share
– Highly customisable AOD
– Super power saving mode & super nighttime standby
– Battery guard (adaptive charging speed)
IST: 05:35 pm: Oppo has now kick-started the second round of recruitment for beta testers for Android 11 (ColorOS 11) on the Oppo Find X2 series. Users in Thailand, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Egypt can register to try out the beta.
Update 10 (September 15)
IST 02:57 pm: Oppo has not released the Android 11 beta alongside ColorOS 11 in EEA and EU regions right now due to GDPR compliance concerns. Instead, it will release the beta Android update for users in Europe starting from November according to the official timeline.
IST 07:30 pm: The ColorOS 11 update brings a bunch of new features to Oppo devices. The main new additions are the new Dark Mode customization options, FlexDrop, Oppo Relax 2.0, Nearby Share, and the new Always-on Display customization options. We’ve added a few images below shared by Oppo to highlight some of the new features.
Update 11 (September 16)
IST 01:26 pm: Oppo has shared a list of applications that currently do not support Android 11. Therefore, these applications will either crash or lag if you try using them on a device running on Android 11. We’ve added the non-compatible apps list below:
IST 05:40 pm: It’s now coming to light that unlike earlier, Oppo Reno 10x Zoom devices will get all the ColorOS 11 features this time, something that reportedly didn’t happen in the case of the Android 10-based ColorOS 7. The information came from a moderator at the official ColorOS telegram chat group.
– OPPO Find X2 series
– OPPO Reno series
– OPPO Reno2 series
– OPPO Reno3 series
– OPPO Reno4 series
– OPPO Reno Ace series
– OPPO Reno Ace2 series
– OPPO F11 series
– OPPO F15
– OPPO A9 2019/2020
– OPPO A9x
– OPPO K3
– OPPO K5
– OPPO K7 5G
– OPPO A11
– OPPO A53
– OPPO A52
– OPPO A72
– OPPO A72 5G
– OPPO A92
– OPPO A92s
– Oppo F17
– Oppo F17 Pro
NOTE: The list above has been updated with devices OPPO has released as of September 03.
Your device missing on the list? Fret not for this is not the final list of OPPO devices eligible for Android 11 update. We will update this post as and when any official info comes out.
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